SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR Film Remake in the Works!
According to Deadline.com, Universal Pictures and theatre producer Scott Rudin are planning a remake of 1978 film and 1975 play 'Same Time, Next Year.' Mark and Jay Duplass are currently in talks to write the screenplay, based on the Bernard Slade script. Casting has not yet been announced.
Rudin just won a Tony Award on Sunday night for the Broadway revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Additional producing credits include: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, THE BOOK OF MORMON, JERUSALEM and more.
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Same Time, Next Year focuses on two people, married to others, who meet for a romantic tryst once a year for two dozen years. New Jersey accountant George and Oakland housewife Doris meet at a Northern California inn in February 1951. They have an affair, and agree to meet once a year, despite the fact both are married to others and have six children between them.
The Broadway production was directed by Gene Saks. After four previews, it opened on March 14, 1975 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre with Ellen Burstyn as Doris and Charles Grodin as George. It transferred to the Ambassador Theatre on May 16, 1978 and remained there until it closed on September 3 the same year.
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