Woody Allen will be adapting his 1994 film, Bullets Over Broadway, into a musical that will open on Broadway in 2013.
Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson, his producing team, who were also behind the filmmaker’s 2011 Broadway show, Honeymoon Hotel, announced the project.
Bullets Over Broadway is generally considered to be one of Woody Allen’s finest films. The film stars John Cusack as an idealistic writer in the late 1920s, who enlists the help of a mobster in writing his play and is surprised to discover that he is a much more talented writer. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning Dianne Wiest her second Oscar.
Woody Allen will write the book for the musical himself, which is also said to feature period music. The creative team, cast and performance schedule have not yet been released.
The 76-year-old writer and director is showing no signs of slowing down. In addition to his commitments with the musical, he will be releasing his next film, Nero Fiddled, on June 22. The film features a cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz and even Woody Allen himself, in his first acting role since his 2006 film, Scoop.
Woody Allen won his fourth Oscar on Sunday for the original screenplay for Midnight in Paris, which has also become his most successful film. The 76-year-old writer and director, however, skipped the Oscars in favor of the NBA All-Star Game.