Trey Parker & Matt Stone Confirm Plans for 'Book of Mormon' Movie
Plenty of Broadway musicals like Chicago and Rent have made their way t the big screen in the form of feature film adaptations, and some like The Producers even have their roots in feature films that were turned into musicals and then back again. Well, now we have news from EW about one of the more successful musicals in the past few years, The Book of Mormon, likely getting a big screen adaptation, but not necessarily anytime soon. "South Park" creators and the musical's writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone say, "Hopefully it will have a big run and a big tour and then we can do the movie in several years."
The musical, which was also co-written by Avenue Q writer Robert Lopez, follows a pair of Mormon missionaries attempting to find converts in Uganda. Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad play the missionaries, and could easily reprise the roles for the big screen, but it sounds like we've got plenty of time before that decision needs to be made as Stone simply says, "“We want to do it some day." Of course, anytime they decide to move forward on a movie, it won't be very difficult since the stage musical producer is Scott Rudin, the same man behind films like The Social Network. In addition Trey Parker directed Team America: World Police and South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. Stone says, "We’ve all made movies. So it’s kind of cool, it can stay in the same family.” Though I haven't actually seen the musical, the soundtrack by itself is just astounding and I can't wait to see this musical hit the big screen.