Musical Version of Julia Roberts Blockbuster "Pretty Woman" Aiming for the Stage
12 Mar 2014
Photo by Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS
A musical version of the 1990 film "Pretty Woman," which co-starred Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, is in the works, according to the New York Post.
Gary Marshall, who directed the blockbuster film, is meeting with potential composers, lyricists and directors this week in Manhattan. The book for the musical version of "Pretty Woman" will be penned by Marshall and J.F. Lawton, who wrote the film's screenplay.
The romantic comedy, which brought in $500 million at the box office, was billed as such: "A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love."
"Pretty Woman" also featured Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo and Alex Hyde-White. Roberts, who was nominated for an Academy Award, won the Golden Globe for her performance.
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.