MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY Headed to Broadway? Harling, Lambert & Morrison on Creative Team?
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by Rialto Chatter
Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com reports this morning that Focus Features is now at work on turning the film MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY into a new Broadway musical.
He reports that "The stage version will be written and possibly directed by Robert Harling, of “Steel Magnolias” fame. Songs are being written by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the duo from the very witty “The Drowsy Chaperone.” John Lyons, still with Focus after making several classy movies there, is said to be in charge of the production."
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a 2008 British/American romantic comedy film directed by Bharat Nalluri. The screenplay by David Magee and Simon Beaufoy is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Winifred Watson. The film version starred Frances McDormand, Amy Adams,Tom Payne, Mark Strong, Lee Pace, Shirley Hendersone, Ciaran Hinds, Christina Cole and Stephanie Cole.
The film grossed $12.3 million in the United States and Canada, and a total of $16.7 million worldwide upon its release.