Playbill Poll: Our Readers Cast the Title Role of the Upcoming Film Adaptation of Pippin
22 Dec 2013
Producers of The Sound of Music Live!, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, are set to work with the Weinstein Company on a film adaptation of the 1970s musical Pippin, written by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. With another big-name musical coming to the big screen, we wondered: Who could be "Extraordinary" as the title character in Pippin?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter to see who they would cast as Pippin in the new film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical.
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