Movies that WILL be musicals, inevitably

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 1:11pm

Just last night I was talking to a friend who said he wished "Jojo Rabbit" was a musical, and I said "it has Off-Broadway written all over it, we'll have heard the first song within ten years." This made me think: besides the projects that you personally WISH would become musicals, what have you seen or read that you immediately realized "there's no way this one doesn't get an adaptation sometime soon?"

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 1:17pm

Hocus Pocus. I'd be shocked if Disney didn't have some people developing it. 

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 1:24pm

Crazy Rich Asians and Love Simon. I'd say in the next 2-4 years

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 1:24pm

Kad said: "Hocus Pocus. I'd be shocked if Disney didn't have some people developing it."

You're SO right. I completely agree. 

I still don't understand why they haven't tried to pursue Hunchback more. I guess some of the themes are darker Disney, but still. 

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 1:25pm

Kad said: "Hocus Pocus. I'd be shocked if Disney didn't have some people developing it."

Allegedly it's not broadway-bound because it's a limited season, Aug-mid Nov, and couldn't really turn a profit. They still might attempt in a White Christmas way where there are multiple tours going at once. They'd likely make all their money with every regional, school, etc doing it every year, though.

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 1:28pm
The Greatest Showman. With or without Hugh. Can add more songs, make it a spectacle, I’d be shocked if it never happened.

Also second Love Simon. Has lots of potential to work as a musical but I think they’d need a decent star to sell. I also just love Nick Robinson so much for so many reasons I don’t want anyone else in the role.
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Posted: 11/6/19 at 3:21pm

13 Going On 30 was in development a while back.

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 3:22pm

50 First Dates could be an interesting musical, and Notting Hill. Most popular rom-coms really.

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 3:46pm

I've always said ​​​​The House Bunny starring Annaleigh Ashford would be exquisite. 

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 4:36pm

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 4:48pm

Mister Matt said: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

This would be joyous. Mama Mia with a decent story and some genuine laughs.

 

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 5:32pm

Rocketman

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 5:42pm

jbroadway4 said: "I've always said​​​​The House Bunnystarring Annaleigh Ashfordwould be exquisite."

This is the most brilliant idea I’ve heard all day

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 5:48pm

I always felt that Radio Days would make a good musical, but then I also thought that Bulletys Over Broadway would.  

Also, 4 Weddings and a Funeral.

 
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Posted: 11/6/19 at 6:04pm

Miss Congeniality with Sutton.

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 6:04pm
Can we get a Tesori “Blue Jasmine.”
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Posted: 11/6/19 at 6:19pm
I think if Beetlejuice can make it on Broadway, Hocus Pocus can SURELY pull off the same feat. Maybe just not at the same time...

Echoing Rocketman and The Greatest Showman. Throwing Step Up, Juno and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen in the ring.

I truly believe that with the right team and concept, Love, Simon could be the next Dear Evan Hansen.
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Posted: 11/6/19 at 6:41pm
Not a movie, but surely a game of thrones musical will eventually come about.

Call Me By Your Name is probably in the cards.
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Posted: 11/6/19 at 6:46pm
I could easily see CMBYN as a play.
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Posted: 11/6/19 at 7:06pm

I could see CMBYN as either a play with music (lovely romantic Italian music) or a musical.  Elio's 11 o'clock number could be amazingly moving if well written.

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 7:39pm

I'm surprised that no one has taken a crack at adapting Across the Universe for the stage. 

 

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 8:22pm

" I'm surprised that no one has taken a crack at adapting Across the Universe for the stage."

 

If I remember correctly, they were going to put it the stage a few years after the movie came out, but it became too expensive.

Here's the article from 2017:

https://www.broadway.com/buzz/190452/let-it-be-julie-taymor-is-ready-to-bring-her-beatles-movie-musical-across-the-universe-to-broadway/

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 8:43pm

I have aways thought that Chappaquiddick will be a musical eventually.

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 8:44pm
50 First Dates is in development- a song from it was featured in a women writers of musical theatre showcase in October.
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Posted: 11/6/19 at 9:42pm
DEFINITELY agree with Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen—I was saying that recently!!

I’d love Pitch Perfect but I don’t think that’s likely