According to Gordon Cox and David Rooney, Broadway has morphed into one of many "ancillary" markets for Hollywood studios; like international box office or cable TV, buying and selling the rights to musicals has become just another side business for an industry that increasingly can't depend on the main game (theatrical release) to pay major dividend.
To that end, Cox throws together a list of upcoming, Broadway/Hollywood crossover projects. Highlights? Musical theater versions of Catch Me If You Can, The Thomas Crown Affair, Legally Blonde, and But I'ma Cheerleader. I'm pretty sure Natasha Lyonne is free, if per chance they invite her to reprise her role.
Dominic Gone in 60 Seconds Sena has signed on to directSeason of the Witch, the story of folk singer Donovan a band of 14th Frenchies who try to conquer and destroy the powers of an alleged witch.
Sony is packaging summer bomb Stealth and three levels of the racing game Wipeout Pure on the same disc for PSP release, in the first such convergence in the format.
Joe Leydon seems to like Shopgirl well enough, but he nonetheless warns that it might be a tough sell: Mainstream auds expecting a laugh riot on the
order of Martin's recent star vehicles may be surprised -- and
disappointed -- by the paucity of guffaws, and that could translate
into downbeat word of mouth."