Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations

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08 Dec 2014

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

ANNIE

INTO THE WOODS

THE LAST FIVE YEARS



 

AWAITING DISTRIBUTION

LONDON ROAD

  • Release Date: 2015
  • Production Company: BBC Films, Cuba Pictures, National Theatre
  • Screenplay: Alecky Blythe
  • Director: Rufus Norris
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy, Linzi Hateley
  • An adaptation of Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork's musical about a series of murders in Ipswich in 2006.
  • Latest Update: n/a

LUCKY STIFF

 

IN DEVELOPMENT

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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 Roland 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)

CATS

  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Screenplay: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • 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: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to Preen on Screen? (7/9/2014)

DAMN YANKEES

  • Production Company: New Line Cinema, Zadan/Meron Productions
  • Screenplay: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
  • Director: Todd Graff
  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Jake Gyllenhaal
  • An updated film adaptation of the Jerry Ross, Richard Adler, George Abbott and Douglass Wallop's Tony Award winning musical, with changes including the use of steroids, and changing the Washington Senators to the Chicago Cubs.
  • Latest Update: Graff Says Fosse Choreography Is Out and Steroids Are in for New "Damn Yankees" Film (5/22/2010)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

GUYS AND DOLLS

GYPSY

HELLO AGAIN

IN THE HEIGHTS

  • Production Company: TBA
  • Screenplay: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • 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: Universal Pictures Will Not Produce In the Heights Film (3/28/2011)

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

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LYSISTRATA JONES

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. Director Matthew Warchus has said the film is aiming for a 2019 premiere.
  • Latest Update: Screen Adaptation of Matilda The Musical in Development (11/15/2013)

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

OLIVER!

  • Production Company: TBA
  • Screenplay: TBA
  • Director: TBA
  • Cast: TBA
  • Cameron Mackintosh is reportedly attempting to secure the rights to produce a new film adaptation of Lionel Bart's Tony Award-winning musical.
  • Latest Update: Cameron Mackintosh Pursuing Film Remake of Oliver! (3/28/2014)

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

  • Studio/Production Company: Playtone
  • Screenplay: Steven Sater
  • Director: McG
  • Cast: TBA
  • An adaptation of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Tony Award-winning musical. Steven Sater has said he hopes the film will being shooting in late summer or early fall 2014.
  • Latest Update: Spring Awakening Film May Begin Production This Summer; New Song Added (3/31/2014)

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 Holzamn'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)