Tuesday, March 15, 2011

King's Speech to Come to Broadway

A stage adaptation of the recent Best Picture Oscar-winner The King's Speech has its eye on Broadway.  David Seidler, the film's script writer, has said that he originally envisioned the story as a stage play and audiences may be seeing the show as soon as next year.  The film's stars will not join the cast of the stage adaptation.  Oscar- and Tony-winner Geoffrey Rush, who played speech therapist Lionel Logue in the film, has said, "I know David Seidler would like me to do the play.  I have to keep myself alert and diversified.  I'm getting older and I have to be open to other possabilities.  [Also], they have to let the film mellow with the audience."

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