Stage Adaptation of Matthew Warchus's PRIDE Coming in 2016 or 2017?

According to the Daily Mail, Matthew Warchus's musical adaptation of his comedy film PRIDE is "a long way off and may not happen at all, but if it does, it'll surface late in 2016 or 2017."

Warchus told the Mail that there are "dangers" in tranlating PRIDE to the stage, saying, "We would have to guard against it being too sentimental - or too over the top."

Warchus is currently in talks with the film's writer, Stephen Beresford, about how to make the leap.

PRIDE, which just received a Golden Globe nomination, stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, George McKay and Andrew Scott, and follows "a group of gay rights activists who raised money to help families affected by the miners' strike in 1984." The film had its premiere in the Directors' Fortnight section in Cannes, where it received the Queer Palm award. It hit U.K. and the U.S. earlier this fall.

Warchus will take over as artistic director of the Old Vic next year. He has previously directed musicals on both the West End and Broadway. In addition to Matilda, Warchus has received Tony nominations for Boeing-Boeing, and The Norman Conquests and won a 2009 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for God of Carnage.



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