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.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
hasa diga ebowai!!!
stfugtfo on Sep 12, 2011
this will be something incredible! SOMETHING INCREDIBLE!!
coldmilk on Sep 12, 2011
THAT BLOWS GOD'S FREAKIN' MIND!!!
Anonymous on Sep 12, 2011
This musical was the funniest thing I have seen in years. I've never had more fun in a theatre or at the movies.
Cinephile on Sep 12, 2011
srdiaz on Sep 13, 2011
I'm LDS and very much enjoy Matt and Trey's take on religion.
Jace LeRoy on Sep 13, 2011
maggie on Sep 13, 2011
As a Mormon... I am kinda worried. lol....
Jrp7sen on Sep 13, 2011
Team America was good, I'm not a fan of SP though..
Davide Coppola on Sep 13, 2011
Heard about this after looking up info after the Tony Awards. It's only been playing in ONE theater in NYC, and tickets are 'raffled' off for $32, with plans to do a limited tour next Fall/Winter (2012). Sometime after then they said they'll probably do a movie version. I find it quite tragic there isn't at least an original cast DVD coming for the Holidays seeing how less that 1% of their fans will ever have a shot of seeing this live.
Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011
Parker and Stone, goin for their EGOT
Voice of Reason on Sep 13, 2011
If this happens and they when Oscar for best song or something, then Parker and Stone will join the ranks of people who have an EGOT
Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011
Matt & Trey have directed more than just "Team America" and the South Park movie - You're missing "Orgazmo", an awesome comedy that's also about Mormons (well, Mormons and porn haha) - You also miss their best work, in my opinion: "Cannibal: The Musical!" - It's loosely based on the true story of Alfred Packer, the only man in Colorado to be convicted of cannibalism (or something like that) - And it's absolutely brilliant. They made it back in college, but their talent shines right through - and you could totally tell even back then that these guys were headed for success.
WaalKy on Mar 28, 2013
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