Pippin Is Heading to the Silver Screen; James Ponsoldt Enlisted to Pen Adaptation
17 Apr 2013
James Ponsoldt, the writer-director of "The Spectacular Now" and "Smashed," will pen a film adaptation of the Roger O. Hirson-Stephen Schwartz musical Pippin, according to Deadline.com.
The project is under The Weinstein Company label — which is also producing the film adaptation of August: Osage County.
The Tony Award-winning 1972 pop musical features a score by Schwartz and a book by Hirson. The piece, noted for its iconic Bob Fosse choreography and style, follows young prince Pippin as he strives to find his place of belonging.
Click here to read the Playbill.com coverage on the 2013 Broadway revival, which began previews March 23 at the Music Box Theatre and stars Patina Miller and Matthew James Thomas.
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.