Rialto Chatter: FIGHT CLUB Musical in the Works?

By: Jan. 12, 2011
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According to Ology.com, David Fincher recently expressed interest in creating a stage adaptation of his 1999 film, FIGHT CLUB. The Social Network director is currently in talks with Trent Reznor, who wrote the score for the 2010 hit film, to possibly get the musical started.

Chuck Palahniuk, who wrote the novel on which the 1999 film was based, told MTV in 2008: "If it happens, it would be extraordinary. Everybody would look at me like a leper, [but] I always saw it as a comedy."

Fight Club is a 1999 American film adapted from the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher and stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an "everyman" who is discontented with his white-collar job in American society. He forms a "fight club" with soap maker Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and becomes embroiled in a relationship with him and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter.

David  Fincher is best known for his dark and stylish thrillers, such as Seven (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), and Zodiac (2007). He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for his 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His latest film, The Social Network (2010), has received critical acclaim.