Will "Miss Pettigrew," With Tunes by Drowsy Chaperone's Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Sing on Broadway?
02 Oct 2012
Focus Features plans to adapt the 2008 film "Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day," which starred Frances McDormand as a middle-aged London governess, into a musical for Broadway, according to Showbiz411.com.
The Tony Award-winning The Drowsy Chaperone songwriting duo, Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, are reportedly attached to the project with Steel Magnolias playwright Robert Harling as book writer and possible director.
"Miss Pettigrew," which also starred Amy Adams (Into the Woods) and Ciarán Hinds (Closer), features a screenplay by David Magee and Simon Beaufoy that was based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Winifred Watson.
The film centers around Guinevere Pettigrew (McDormand), who was dismissed from her job and now finds herself as the social secretary to actress and singer Delysia Lafosse (Adams).
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.