Love that movie, but it never screamed ADAPT ME INTO A MUSICAL while watching it.
It definatey could work as a PLAY but as a musical….not sure.
Interesting that after doing original stories with Next to Normal and If/Then, Kitt & Yorkey are choosing to adapt material this time. Perhaps the negative reactions to the story in If/Then impacted them?
hmm..a bit of a weird choice, but certainly not the craziest thing to be musical-ized lol.
It was only a matter of time before they adapted something though. Its incredibly hard to get an entirely original musical financed these days. If Kitt and Yorkey can pull this off it can prove to investors that they are capable of adapting something (Though Tom Kitt has already done so with High Fidelity) which is basically required because thats whats mostly on Broadway, adaptations. It can also win them back some good will after If/Then, which many considered a let down.