From Stage to Screen
Popular stage plays are being adapted for the screen so quickly that it seems Hollywood will soon have its own Broadway season. Taking a cue from Prelude to a Kiss, here’s a sampling of some other dramas and their personae on their way to film:
Glengarry Glen Ross
James Foley directs David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, and Ed Harris star as Mamet’s hard-bitten real estate salesmen (September).
A Few Good Men
Aaron Sorkin’s tense military courtroom drama features Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore. Rob Reiner directs (December).
Much Ado About Nothing
Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in Shakespeare’s comic romance opposite Emma Thompson (cur- rently shooting in Italy).
Bruce Beresford is set to direct this musical epic about the 1832 French insurrection (in development).
The Secret Garden
Based on the children’s classic, which was made into a Broadway musical, the film is about to start shooting; Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa) will direct (in preproduction).
Six Degrees Of Separation
John Guare’s play about manipulation and deceit among New York’s elite will be brought to the screen by director Fred Schepisi (in development).