Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations

Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations

The following is a list of stage musicals announced to be adapted as films. If you would like to submit any updates, please email dgewirtzman@playbill.com.

UPCOMING

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
• Release Date: March 17, 2017
• Production Company: Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures
• Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky
• Director: Bill Condon
• Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson
• A live-action adaptation of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Linda Woolverton's musical based on the classic fairy tale.
• Latest Update: First Look: Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Film Releases Teaser (5/23/2016)


IN PRODUCTION

HELLO AGAIN
• Production Company: SPEAKproductions
• Screenplay: Cory Krueckeberg
• Director: Tom Gustafson
• Cast: Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight, Martha Plimpton, Rumer Willis, Jenna Ushkowitz
• An adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's musical based on Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde.
• Latest Update: Audra McDonald Transforms Into "Pop Diva" in First Glimpse of Hello Again Movie (12/23/2015)


IN DEVELOPMENT

13
• Production Company: CBS Films
• Screenplay: Bert V. Royal
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish and Robert Horn's musical about a teenager who moves from New York City to small-town Indiana.
• Latest Update: Teenage Dream! CBS Films Will Bring Jason Robert Brown's 13 to the Big Screen (8/12/2014)

AMERICAN IDIOT
• Production Company: Playtone Productions, Universal Studios
• Screenplay: Rolin Jones
• Director: Michael Mayer
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer's Tony nominated musical based on Green Day's 2004 concept album of the same name. Writer Rolin Jones has said he expects to finish his screenplay by the end of March 2014.
• Latest Update: Playwright Rolin Jones Will Adapt American Idiot for the Big Screen (3/17/2014)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
• Production Company: Sony Pictures, Playtone
• Screenplay: Douglas McGrath
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Paul Blake will produce a film adaptation of the musical about the early life and career of singer/songwriter Carole King.
• Latest Update: Beautiful , About Life of Carole King, Is Heading to the Silver Screen (3/22/2015)

CATS
• Production Company: Universal Pictures, Working Title
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: Tom Hooper
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical based on T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats."
• Latest Update: Film of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats Sets Director (5/5/2016)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
• Production Company: Rhombus Media
• Screenplay: Bob Martin, Don McKellar
• Director: Fred Schepisi
• Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway
• Geoffrey Rush will reportedly executive produce and star in an adaptation of Lisa Lambert, Bob Martin, Don McKellar and Greg Morrison's musical.
• Latest Update: Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Barbra Streisand "Interested" in Drowsy Chaperone Film; Director Fred Schepisi Attached (6/2/2014)

FINDING NEVERLAND
• Production Company: The Weinstein Company
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Producer Harvey Weinstein has announced that a film adaptation of James Graham, Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy's musical is in the works.
• Latest Update: Broadway’s Finding Neverland to Close — Film Adaptation Planned (5/5/2016)

GUYS AND DOLLS
• Production Company: 20th Century Fox
• Screenplay: Danny Strong
• Director: TBA
• Cast: Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
• A new film adaptation of Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling's Tony Award-winning musical.
• Latest Update: "Hunger Games" Writer Danny Strong Tapped for Guys and Dolls Film Remake (12/16/2013)

GYPSY
• Production Company: STX Entertainment
• Screenplay: Richard LaGravenese
• Director: Barry Levinson
• Cast: Barbra Streisand
• A new film adaptation of Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents' classic musical starring Barbra Streisand as Rose.
• Latest Update: Barbra Streisand Gypsy Film May Happen After All (4/11/2016)

IN THE HEIGHTS
• Production Company: TBA
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes' Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.
• Latest Update: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Movie Versions of In the Heights and Hamilton (8/13/2015)

JEKYLL & HYDE
• Production Company: TBA
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Production company RP Media has reportedly purchased the film rights to Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse's popular musical.
• Latest Update: Film Rights Purchased for Jekyll and Hyde Musical (1/21/2013)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
• Production Company: The Really Useful Group, Rocket Pictures
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• Elton John's Rocket Pictures has acquired the film rights to the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical with the intention of turning into an animated feature film.
• Latest Update: Rocket Pictures Will Produce Animated Film Version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2/5/2014)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
• Production Company: Marc Platt Productions, Warner Bros.
• Screenplay: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
• Director: TBA
• Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
• Producer Marc Platt is reportedly planning on producing a new film adaptation of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's musical about a man-eating plant.
• Latest Update: Spider-Man Book Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in Talks to Pen "Little Shop of Horrors" Musical Remake (5/3/2012)

LYSISTRATA JONES
• Production Company: Branded Pictures Entertainment, Peck Entertainment
• Screenplay: Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn
• Director: Andy Fickman
• Cast: TBA
• Andy Fickman is developing a film adaptation of Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn's musical about a group of high school cheerleaders who refuse to "give it up" until their basketball-player boyfriends score on the court.
• Latest Update: Lysistrata Jones Will "Give It Up" on the Big Screen; Andy Fickman Will Direct Film Adaptation (6/14/2013)

MATILDA
• Production Company: TBA
• Screenplay: Dennis Kelly
• Director: Matthew Warchus
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's musical based on the Roald Dahl novel. The film is currently in pre-production, and is aiming to start filming in late 2016.
• Latest Update: Matilda Movie Adaptation Likely to Begin Shooting in Late 2016 (8/19/2015)

MEMPHIS
• Production Company: Alcon Entertainment, Belle Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, Warner Bros.
• Screenplay: Joe DiPietro
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Tony Award-winning musical about a white radio DJ and his love for a black singer at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement.
• Latest Update: Film Adaptation of Tony-Winning Musical Memphis In the Works (10/15/2012)

MISS SAIGON
• Production Company: Cameron Mackintosh, Working Title Films
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: Danny Boyle
• Cast: TBA
• Producer Cameron Mackintosh has said he would like to make a a film version of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's 1989 musical as a follow-up to Les Misérables.
• Latest Update: Has Miss Saigon Film Found Its Director? (3/11/16)

OLIVER!
• Production Company: Cameron Mackintosh, Working Title, Sony Pictures
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: Toby Haynes
• Cast: TBA
• A new film adaptation of Lionel Bart's Tony Award-winning musical.
• Latest Update: Director Named for Film Remake of Oliver! (7/24/2015)

PIPPIN
• Production Company: The Weinstein Company, Storyline Entertainment
• Screenplay: James Ponsoldt
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's musical.
• Latest Update: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Will Partner with Weinstein Company for Film Version of Pippin (12/9/2013)

SOUTH PACIFIC
• Production Company: Chicagofilms
• Screenplay: Lynn Grossman
• Director: Michael Mayer
• Cast: Hugh Jackman, Justin Timberlake, Michelle Williams
• A new film adaptation of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, with a screenplay incorporating additional details from James Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific."
• Latest Update: South Pacific , Directed by Michael Mayer, May Return to Screen With Michelle Williams (5/10/2013)

SPRING AWAKENING
• Production Company: Playtone
• Screenplay: Steven Sater
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Tony Award-winning musical.
• Latest Update: Duncan Sheik Reveals Plans for Filming of American Psycho andSpring Awakening (4/28/2016)

SUNSET BOULEVARD
• Production Company: Paramount Pictures
• Screenplay: Christopher Hampton
• Director: TBA
• Cast: Glenn Close
• An adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's musical based on the classic Billy Wilder film.
• Latest Update: Will Glenn Close Star in Sunset Boulevard Film Musical? (1/4/2016)

WEST SIDE STORY
• Production Company: 20th Century Fox
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: Steven Spielberg
• Cast: TBA
• Steven Spielberg is reportedly considering directing a new film adaptation of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents' classic musical.
• Latest Update: Steven Spielberg Interested in Re-Making "West Side Story" (3/19/2014)

WICKED
• Production Company: Marc Platt Productions, Universal Pictures
• Screenplay: TBA
• Director: Stephen Daldry
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's popular musical about the life of the Wicked Witch of the West.
• Latest Update: Producer Marc Platt on Wicked Film: "I Haven't Been in a Hurry" (11/24/2014)