Jason Moore to Direct Film Musical Comedy "Pitch Perfect"
30 Jun 2011
Tony Award-nominated Avenue Q director Jason Moore has been enlisted to direct the new musical film comedy "Pitch Perfect" for Universal Pictures, according to Deadline.com.
Universal and Gold Circle Films have acquired the rights to the film, based on the Mickey Rapkin non-fiction book "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory," which follows three real-life powerhouse a cappella groups.
Kay Cannon is penning the screenplay. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman will produce.
Moore is currently directing the San Francisco world premiere of Tales of the City, the new musical based on Armistead Maupin's literary series, which has a book by Tony winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) and a score by Jake Shears and John Garden of the Scissor Sisters. Moore also staged Shrek and Steel Magnolias on Broadway.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.