Formulation of the Broadway hit "Wicked," based on the history of "The Wizard of Oz" is looking for producer since 2010. Today, Universal said it wants to attract to the project Briton Stephen Daldry, the author of "Billy Elliot" and theater director by vocation. For the musical "Jersey Boys" is seriously eyeing Jon Favreau.
"Wicked" - the story greenskin Elfaby, the future of Western evil witches of Oz. Once upon a time in her youth she was friends with the good witch Glinda, but eventually fell victim to a charlatan visitor, known as Oz. In the novel, the musical based on Gregory Maguire, "The Witch. The Life and Times of West Witch of Oz".
Interestingly, the "Wicked" was originally intended for the big screen, but the producers eventually decided to first try to adapt the book into a musical. The play was expecting an incredible success - only in the first year of the show on Broadway, "Wicked" has collected 56 million dollars.
"Wicked" can go along the path trodden musical "Mamma MIA!", enriched Universal Studios worth over $ 600 million.
The last work of Stephen Daldry was a film "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close", well before the director made the drama "Clock" and "The Reader." During a performance, "The inspector's visit," Daldry won a "Tony" award.
As for the film adaptation of the musical "Jersey Boys", then to it since the beginning of June was eyeing the director of "Iron Man" Jon Favreau. The latest version of the script is written John Logan. Graham King's company GK Films looking forward to this project, which may appear in collaboration with Columbia Pictures.
The musical "Jersey Boys" tells the true story of four young men turned from ordinary workers in one of the most popular pop groups of America. Even before the band members Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons celebrated for 30 years, they have sold over 175 million copies of their records. The musical was released in 2005 and has since earned over a billion dollars.
Jon Favreau has released the final stage of negotiations with GK Films. It is expected that the "Jersey Boys" will be his first project after the failed comics "Cowboys and Aliens."