TV Show "Green Acres" Will Hit Big Screens as Feature Film; Broadway Adaptation in the Works
02 May 2014
Deadline.com reports that the TV show "Green Acres" will be adapted into a feature film and as well as developed and shopped as a stage play for Broadway.
The TV show, which featured Academy Award nominee Eddie Albert (You Can't Take It With You, The Music Man) and Eva Gabor (Present Laughter, Little Glass Clock) as New Yorkers who living on a farm in the Midwest, was created and produced by Jay Sommers from the 1950s radio show. The sitcom ran on CBS from 1965-71.
The TV show followed Oliver Douglas and his wife Lisa as Oliver attempts to fulfill his dream of owning a farm.
The rights to the property were acquired by director Richard L. Bare, who was one of the most prolific helmers on the original series, and by producer Phillip Goldfine through his production company Hollywood Media Bridge.
A director/writer is being actively sought for the project.
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.