The First Rule About Musicals Is...: Cult Novel-Turned-Film "Fight Club" May Become Musical
By Ernio Hernandez
The words "The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club" may soon be heard in song. Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 cult novel "Fight Club" — which was turned into the 1999 movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton — may make another turn as a stage musical, Playbill On-Line has learned.
"Fight Club" centers on a nameless narrator so disillusioned with his everyday life that he frequents cancer support groups to feel human until he meets an anarchic stranger. With his newfound counterpart Tyler Durden, the anonymous character starts an underground boxing society and becomes entangled in a love triangle with a troubled young woman.
The 1999 film version of the Palahniuk novel was penned by Jim Uhls and starred Edward Norton (Burn This) as the Narrator and Brad Pitt played Tyler Durden. The movie also featured performances by Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto and Meat Loaf.
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