Filmmaker Rob Reiner (“A Few Good Men,” “The Princess Bride”) is reportedly hoping to turn Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal” into a feature film says Playbill.com.
Talking with Peter Bart, Reiner says the film is one he “would love to make, that I’m dying to make…I’ve been lobbying for this since it went on Broadway. It is a completely and utterly unique project and I’ve been dying to make a musical. It’s done brilliantly and it’s very uplifting.”
The rock musical concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. Alice Ripley, Aaron Tveit, J. Robert Spencer and Jennifer Damiano starred in the original Broadway run.