The Book of Mormon Likely to Bring the Good Word to the Silver Screen

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A mantle of Tony Awards and one of Broadway's strongest box offices have the creators of The Book of Mormon humming a new tune. EW.com reports that Matt Stone and Trey Parker are developing their hit musical for the big screen.

"Hopefully it will have a big run and a big tour and then we can do the movie in several years," Parker said. The Emmy-winning "South Park" writers collaborated with Avenue Q Tony winner Robert Lopez on the book and score to The Book of Mormon, which earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.

The team previously told Playbill.com at the 2011 Tony Awards that a film was not a priority, but with a national tour and Chicago company set to launch in 2012, in addition to discussions for a 2012 London bow, Parker, Stone and Lopez are working with Tony and Academy Award-winning Book of Mormon producer Scott Rudin on the screen adaptation.

"We want to do it some day. The great thing is, a lot of Broadway teams would have to go team up with a Hollywood producer and bring on a Hollywood director, but Trey’s a director and Scott’s a great producer. We’ve all made movies. So it’s kind of cool, it can stay in the same family," Stone added.

Co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon began previews Feb. 24 and opened to critical acclaim March 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

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