Memphis Musical Getting Adapted

Mark Gordon and Molly Smith set to produce a film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical “Memphis” at Alcon Entertainment says THR.

The story revolves around star-crossed lovers living in segregated Tennessee in the 1950s and is loosely based on Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s.

Joe DiPietro, who wrote the musical’s book and co-wrote the lyrics, will pen the script.