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'A Confederacy of Dunces' Is Being Turned Into a Play That's Aiming for Broadway

After three decades of failed attempts at a movie adaptation, the late John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces is being developed into a play that producers are looking to take to Broadway, Variety reports. Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (Broadway musical Never Gonna Dance, the stage adaptation of Tuesdays with Morrie) is writing the stage version of Confederacy of Dunces. Producers are casting for a spring reading. The last news on the Confederacy of Dunces movie, which has cycled through a handful of directors, actors, screenwriters, and studios since the early '80s, was that Zach Galifianakis had signed on to star in the film and James [...]

Chris Rock Headed to Broadway in Motherfucker With the Hat

Chris Rock is headed to Broadway next spring in the new play Motherfucker With the Hat. Yep, that's what it's called. It's an ensemble drama, and he'll be joined by Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vazquez. Here's the synopsis: "Hat" is about a couple — Jackie (Cannavale) and Veronica (Rodriguez) — who've been in love with each other since the eighth grade. After years of struggling with drugs and alcohol, Jackie has gotten sober with the help of his AA sponsor, Ralph D. (Rock). Veronica, however, is still in the throes of addiction.

The play opens on April 11th and will have a limited 14 [...]

Judd Apatow Is Writing a Play About the Criminal Justice System

GQ has an excellent profile on writer/producer/director/King of Hollywood Comedy Judd Apatow out today. In it, Judd Apatow discusses his ambitions to branch out and write a play about the criminal justice system:

"I have a great idea. Maybe like the best idea I've ever had," [Apatow] says. "It requires me to create characters and situations that have absolutely nothing to do with my experience."

When he reveals the idea, off the record, I can see what he means. The subject matter (all he'll let me say about it is "It's about victims of the criminal-justice system and the challenges they face") is unlike anything he's tackled before. [...]

I Assure You, Clerks 3 Will Be a Stage Play

First comes Anchorman 2, and now comes the news that Kevin Smith wants to make Clerks 3 – as a stage play. It sounds like a fun idea, since Smith's dialogue-heavy style makes his movies feel like they're practically plays already, although a six-month run on Broadway would mean far fewer people would get to watch the third installment. Above, Smith describes pitching the idea to a skeptical Jeff Anderson, who played Randall in the films and has an excellently in-character response.