Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations

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The following is a list of stage musicals announced to be adapted as films. If you would like to submit any updates, please email [email protected].

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THE PROM

• Release Date: December 11, 2020

• Production Company: Netflix

• Screenplay: Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin

• Director: Ryan Murphy

• Cast: James Corden, Ariana DeBose, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Kidman, Jo Ellen Pellman. Andrew Rannells, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington

• An adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar’s musical about a group of Broadway actors who intervene when an Indiana high school student isn’t allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom.

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• Latest Update: The Prom Movie Arrives on Netflix December 11 (12/11/2020)

UPCOMING

IN THE HEIGHTS

• Release Date: June 18, 2021

• Production Company: Warner Bros.

• Screenplay: Quiara Alegría Hudes

• Director: Jon M. Chu

• Cast: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Stephanie Beatriz, Gregory Diaz IV, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz, Dascha Polanco, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jimmy Smits

• An adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

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• Latest Update: Warner Bros. Will Release Entire 2021 Slate, Including In the Heights, on HBO Max and in Theatres Simultaneously (12/3/2020)

WEST SIDE STORY

• Release Date: December 10, 2021

• Production Company: Amblin Entertainment

• Screenplay: Tony Kushner

• Director: Steven Spielberg

• Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno

• A new film adaptation of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents‘ classic musical.

• Latest Update: Release of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Movie Delayed Nearly a Year (9/23/2020)

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

• Release Date: TBA

• Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Film4, Warp Films, New Regency

• Screenplay: Tom MacRae

• Director: Jonathan Butterell

• Cast: Richard E. Grant, Max Harwood, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire

• An adaptation of Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells’ musical about a gay teenager who embraces drag to overcome bullying and taunts about his sexuality.

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• Latest Update: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Film Adaptation Delays Release Again (12/16/2020)

IN POST-PRODUCTION

CYRANO

• Production Company: MGM, Working Title Films

• Screenplay: Erica Schmidt

• Director: Joe Wright

• Cast: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Brian Tyree Henry , Ben Mendelsohn

• An adaptation of Erica Schmidt, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Matt Berninger, and Carin Besser’s musical based on Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac.

• Latest Update: Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett to Reprise Cyrano Roles in MGM Movie Musical Adaptation (8/4/2020)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN

• Production Company: Universal

• Screenplay: Steven Levenson

• Director: Stephen Chbosky

• Cast: Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Gerald Caesar, DeMarius Copes, Kaitlyn Dever, Nik Dodani, Liz Kate, Julianne Moore, Danny Pino, Isaac Powell, Colton Ryan, Amandla Stenberg

• An adaptation of Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul’s Tony-winning musical.

• Latest Update: Broadway Favorite Isaac Powell Joins Dear Evan Hansen Film (11/12/2020)

TICK, TICK…BOOM!

• Production Company: Netflix, Imagine Entertainment

• Screenplay: Steven Levenson

• Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda

• Cast: Andrew Garfield, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Vanessa Hudgens, Judith Light, Alexandra Shipp, Bradley Whitford

• An adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical about an aspiring composer.

• Latest Update: In the News: Tick, Tick…BOOM! Movie Wraps Filming, a Sneak Peek at Matthew Morrison’s Grinch, More (11/30/2020)

IN PRODUCTION

THE LITTLE MERMAID

• Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures, Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions

• Screenplay: David Magee

• Director: Rob Marshall

• Cast: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Noma Dumezweni, Jacob Tremblay, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem

• A live-action adaptation of the Disney musical, featuring both the original songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and new ones by Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

• Latest Update: Harry Potter Stage Star Noma Dumezweni Joins Live-Action The Little Mermaid (1/5/2021)

IN DEVELOPMENT

13

• Production Company: Netflix

• Screenplay: Robert Horn

• Director: Tamra Davis

• 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: Casting Search Continues for Netflix Adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s 13 Musical (10/28/2020)

BARE: A POP OPERA

• Producers: Hillary Butorac Weaver, Janet Billig Rich

• Screenplay: Kristin Hanggi

• Director: Kristin Hanggi

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of Jon Hartmere, Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo’s musical about the struggles of two gay high school students at a Catholic boarding school.

• Latest Update: Bare: A Pop Opera Film Adaptation in the Works (1/2/2018)

BE MORE CHILL

• Production Company: 21 Laps, Berlanti Productions

• Screenplay: TBA

• Director: TBA

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz’s musical about a teenager who takes a pill that makes him more popular.

• Latest Update: Be More Chill, Headed to Broadway, Also Bound for the Big Screen (10/20/2018)

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)

THE COLOR PURPLE

• Release Date: December 20, 2023

• Production Company: Warner Bros.

• Screenplay: Marcus Gardley

• Director: Blitz Bazawule

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of Marsha Norman, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray’s musical based on the Alice Walker novel.

• Latest Update: Film Adaptation of The Color Purple Musical Secures December 2023 Release Date (12/28/2020)

COME FROM AWAY

• Production Company: The Mark Gordon Company

• Screenplay: Irene Sankoff and David Hein

• Director: Christopher Ashley

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s musical about the nearly 7,000 airplane passengers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland in the days following 9/11.

• Latest Update: Director Christopher Ashley Reveals Plans for the Come From Away Movie (12/27/2017)

FOLLIES

• Production Company: BBC Films, Heyday Films

• Screenplay: TBA

• Director: Dominic Cooke

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical about a reunion of former follies girls.

• Latest Update: A Movie Adaptation of Follies Is in the Works; Dominic Cooke to Direct (11/14/2019)

GUYS AND DOLLS

• Production Company: TriStar Pictures

• Screenplay: TBA

• Director: TBA

• Cast: TBA

• A new film adaptation of Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, and Jo Swerling’s Tony Award-winning musical.

• Latest Update: New Guys and Dolls Movie in the Works (3/26/2019)

GYPSY

• Production Company: New Regency

• Screenplay: TBA

• Director: Amy Sherman-Palladino

• Cast: TBA

• A new film adaptation of Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents‘ classic musical.

• Latest Update: Gypsy Film Back in Development with Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (2/7/2019)

JEKYLL & HYDE

• Production Company: Lexicon, Bluestone Entertainment, Fezziwig Studios

• Screenplay: Alexander Dinelaris

• Director: TBA

• Cast: TBA

• A film adaptation of Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse’s 1997 musical.

• Latest Update: A Movie Based on Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde Musical Is in the Works (3/19/2019)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

• Production Company: STX, The Really Useful Group, Rocket Pictures

• Screenplay: TBA

• Director: TBA

• Cast: TBA

• An animated feature based on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical.

• Latest Update: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Elton John Are Working on a Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Movie (3/28/2017)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

• Production Company: Marc Platt Productions, Warner Bros.

• Screenplay: Matthew Robinson

• Director: Greg Berlanti

• Cast: TBA

• A new film adaptation of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s musical about a man-eating plant.

• Latest Update: New Version of Little Shop of Horrors Film in the Works (12/7/2016)

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.

• Latest Update: Matilda Movie Adaptation Likely to Begin Shooting in Late 2016 (8/19/2015)

MEAN GIRLS

• Production Company: Paramount Pictures

• Screenplay: Tina Fey

• Director: TBA

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, and Nell Benjamin’s musical based on the 2004 film comedy.

• Latest Update: A Movie Adaptation of the Mean Girls Musical Is in the Works (1/23/2020)

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)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

• Production Company: Blumhouse

• Screenplay: TBA

• Director: Richard Linklater

• Cast: Beanie Feldstein, Blake Jenner, and Ben Platt

• A film adaptation of the George Furth-Stephen Sondheim musical, filmed over 20 years to recreate the amount of time the show covers.

• Latest Update: Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein Will Star in Merrily We Roll Along Film (8/29/2019)

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)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

• Production Company: Walt Disney Studios, Marc Platt Productions

• Screenplay: Jocelyn Bioh

• Director: Wanuri Kahiu

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical.

• Latest Update: Film Adaptation of Once On This Island in the Works at Disney+ (7/30/2020)

OLIVER!

• Production Company: Walt Disney Studios, Cube Vision, Marc Platt Productions

• Screenplay: Danny Strong

• Director: Thomas Kail

• Cast: Ice Cube

• A new film adaptation of Lionel Bart’s Tony Award-winning musical.

• Latest Update: Danny Strong to Pen Script for Disney’s Oliver! Remake, Directed by Hamilton’s Thomas Kail (1/18/2018)

PIPPIN

• Production Company: Storyline Entertainment

• Screenplay: TBA

• 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)

PORGY AND BESS

• Production Company: MGM, Winkler Films

• Screenplay: Dee Rees

• Director: Dee Rees

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of George and Ira Gershwin, and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward’s opera.

• Latest Update: Oscar Nominee Dee Rees to Helm New Porgy and Bess Movie (2/11/2020)

THE SHAGGS

• Production Company: In Cahoots

• Screenplay: Joy Gregory

• Director: Ken Kwapis

• Cast: Elsie Fisher

• An adaptation of Joy Gregory, John Langs, and Gunnar Madsen’s musical The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World.

• Latest Update: Elsie Fisher Tapped to Star in Shaggs Film Musical (10/17/2018)

SPAMALOT

• Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox

• Screenplay: Eric Idle

• Director: Casey Nicholaw

• Cast: TBA

• An adaptation of Eric Idle and John Du Prez’s Tony Award-winning musical.

• Latest Update: Movie Adaptation of Spamalot in the Works, Taps Casey Nicholaw as Director (5/3/2018)

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 and Spring Awakening (4/28/2016)

SUNSET BOULEVARD

• Production Company: Paramount Pictures

• Screenplay: Tom MacRae

• Director: Rob Ashford

• 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: Rob Ashford Will Direct Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard Film (3/1/2019)

WICKED

• Production Company: Marc Platt Productions, Universal Pictures

• Screenplay: Winnie Holzman

• Director: TBA

• 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: Think You Know Everything About Wicked? Think Again. (7/10/2017)

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