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13 Going On 30—the Big rip-off that’s an enduring reminder of Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo’s collective appeal—is being turned into a Broadway musical, according to Deadline. The site reports that the movie’s screenwriters, Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, are tackling the book, while the songs are being written by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner of First Date, which starred Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez and was tepidly received. The rom-com already has a showstopper built in, thanks to the protagonist’s enthusiasm for “Thriller;” presumably, Zachary and Weiner are cooking up some ’80s-esque number to bring down the house/avoid dealing with the Michael Jackson estate.
In the film, Garner plays teenager Jenna Rink, who, thanks to a wish and some magic, jumps ahead in time. She realizes she’s become a not-very-nice adult, who is still friends with her former tormenter (Judy Greer ...
- Esther Zuckerman
Exclusive: Revolution Studios is teaming with veteran producers Andy Fickman, Dean Stolber and Todd Garner to mount a Broadway musical version of hit 2004 romantic comedy, 13 Going On 30. Fickman will direct the show whose book will be penned by the film’s screenwriters Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Music and lyrics are by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Broadway’s First Date). Mining the material from the Revolution catalog is the latest move for the studio as it’s… »
2 items from 2016
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