State of the Union Remake Planned

Identity Films and Flat Penny Films are developing a new film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1945 political drama play “State of the Union”.

Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse penned the original stage show which was previously adapted by filmmaker Frank Capra into a 1948 feature starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Angela Lansbury.

The story followed a Republican candidate for president, a man backed by a female newspaper magnate who intends to deadlock the Republican convention and put forward her candidate as a compromise.

Anthony Mastromauro and Amy Lanier will produce, with writers currently being sought.

Source: Variety