Dog Day Afternoon Comes To The Stage

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Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and “The Get Down” executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis (“Between Riverside And Crazy”) to adapt Sidney Lumet’s classic 1975 film “Dog Day Afternoon” into a live stage play.

Al Pacino and John Cazale starred in the original as friends and inept bank robbers seeking money to finance a sex-change operation. Frank Pierson penned the script.

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has been behind adaptations of “Misery,” “The Bridges Of Madison County” and “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time” for the stage. They have a version of “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory” in the works for a 2017 Broadway bow.

Source: Deadline