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South Park creators to finance big-screen adaptation of The Book of Mormon with new $300m production company

The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are planning a big-screen version of their hit musical The Book of Mormon after setting up a new $300m production company.

Important Studios, which has been funded by revenue from the popular stage show as well as the long-running South Park TV series, will produce film, TV and theatre projects. Parker and Stone said they were going it alone for creative reasons. "Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realise that our favourite people in the world are ourselves," the pair told the New York Times in a statement.

The Book of Mormon currently has New York and Chicago productions running as well as a production touring the Us and another about to open in London. The Tony award-winning satire, »

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