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Billy Porter to Star In & Direct 'Camp' Movie Adaptation

Billy Porter is taking on a major new role.

The Pose star will star in and direct the film adaptation of Camp for HBO Max and Warner Bros., Deadline reported Tuesday (October 26).

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Monty Python's Broadway Musical 'Spamalot' to Become a Movie, Will Likely Film This Year!

The hit Broadway musical Monty Python’s Spamalot is getting the movie treatment and it will likely be made in the near future!

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to the musical and Monty Python troupe member Eric Idle has written the script to the film. Casey Nicholaw, who choreographed the Tony-winning musical when it was on Broadway, is attached to direct.

Spamalot is an adaptation of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Idle will produce the film alongside Oscar-winning producer Dan Jinks, who is also working on a new film adaptation of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof right now.

Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, and Hank Azaria led the cast of the Broadway version of Spamalot back in 2005. The show also launched Sara Ramirez‘s career after winning a Tony Award for the production.

Deadline reports that the “plan is to move right to casting and get underway this year.”

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New 'Fiddler on the Roof' Movie to Be Directed By Thomas Kail!

A new film version of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof is in the works with Hamilton director Thomas Kail set to direct!

The original Broadway production of Fiddler opened back in 1964 and won nine Tony Awards. The first film version was released in 1971 and it was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three of them.

Steven Levenson, the Tony-winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen, will write the screenplay for the film. Dan Jinks, the Oscar-winning producer of American Beauty and Milk, and Aaron Harnick, the nephew of Fiddler‘s lyricist Sheldon Harnick, are set to produce for MGM.

Kail said in a statement to Deadline, “It has been a life-long dream of mine to direct Fiddler, though I always imagined I would do it on stage. I am over-joyed to have the opportunity to make a new film version of my favorite show with Mike DeLuca at MGM, where so many transcendent musical movies have been made. I’m proud to partner with Dan Jinks, Aaron Harnick and my great pal, Steven Levenson, to honor this work that has profoundly inspired me and millions of others.”

Jinks added, “I first saw Fiddler On The Roof onstage when I was 13 years old. I remember finding it hilarious funny, but also incredibly moving. It’s that rare musical that speaks to audiences of all ages. I’m thrilled that Mike DeLuca and MGM are giving the brilliant Tommy Kail, Steven Levenson, Aaron Harnick and me the opportunity to bring this amazing piece to a new generation of audiences.”

YA Novel 'Camp' Will Be Made Into a Movie at HBO Max!

The upcoming YA novel Camp, written by Lev Rosen, will be turned into a movie at HBO Max!

The novel, which will be released on May 26, is billed as “a sweet and sharp screwball comedy that critiques the culture of toxic masculinity within the queer community.”

Here is the official synopsis: “Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It’s where he met his best friends. It’s where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it’s where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim — who’s only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists. This year, though, it’s going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as ‘Del’ — buff, masculine, and on the market. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish, and his unicorn bedsheets, he’s determined to get Hudson to fall for him. But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself: How much is he willing to change for love? And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn’t know who he truly is?”

Oscar-winning producer Dan Jinks is producing the film and the script will be written by Kit Williamson, the creator, director and star of the Emmy-nominated series EastSiders.

Dan told Deadline, “I found this book hilariously funny and also quite moving. It’s a gay teenage love story that has nothing to do with coming out. A book, and a movie, like this would have meant the world to me when I was growing up. I’m thrilled that HBO Max jumped on board so enthusiastically.”

Pre-order your copy of Lev‘s book now on Amazon!

Kristin Chenoweth Reunites with ‘Pushing Daisies’ Producer for Disney+ Series!

Kristin Chenoweth is taking on an exciting new role.

The Tony Award-winning actress and singer will star in The Biggest Star In Appleton, a half-hour single-camera comedy for Disney+ from producer Dan Jinks and screenwriter Paul Rudnick, Deadline reported on Tuesday (December 3).

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The Biggest Star In Appleton stars Kristin as Carol Dannhauser, “a Wisconsin mom, wife and waitress who, while devoted to her family, finds her deepest satisfaction in small town stardom at the local community theater. Her status is threatened when Tara Hubley, a struggling New York chorus girl, moves back home with dreams of her own.”

The upcoming show marks a reunion between Kristin and Dan, who also produced Pushing Daisies, which earned Kristin an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009.

READ MORE: Kristin Chenoweth Shoots Down Idina Menzel Feud Rumors

'A Christmas Carol' Will Be Reinvented as a Musical at Disney!

A new version of the classic tale A Christmas Carol is coming to the big screen!

Oscar-winning filmmaker Bill Condon wrote the script for the movie Marley and he’ll also direct for Disney. Three-time Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the score to Broadway’s Wicked, will write new music for the film.

Marley will “reinvent the well-known story by conveying it through the eyes of Jacob Marley, the deceased business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge,” according to THR. “Marley’s apparition, weighed down by chains and endless torment, visits Scrooge and foretells the man of his impending ghostly visits.”

In the classic Charles Dickens story, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future.

Oscar winner Dan Jinks is producing alongside Greg Yolen, who worked with Condon on Beauty and the Beast.