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2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY) will write a new play based on the Oscar-winning motion picture DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

The 1975 crime drama was directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen, and Carol Kane. The film was inspired by P.F. Kluge's article "The Boys in the Bank", which tells a similar story of the robbery of a Brooklynbank by John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale on August 22, 1972. This article was published in Life in 1972. It has grossed $50M, according to Box Offie Mojo.


Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will WriteWarner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will Write
by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY) will write a new play based on the Oscar®-winning motion picture Dog Day Afternoon.  Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is developing the play for a Broadway bow to follow their successful production of Oscar® winner William Goldman's adaptation of MISERY starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf. (more...)