According to press reports, Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus are working with Danny Rubin, who wrote the original Groundhog Day screenplay, to bring the story to the stage.
“It has to be something in its own right, not just a carbon copy,” Warchus told the Mail. “We’ll be doing the first workshop in the spring. Tim and Danny have been working on it for a while. I’ll decide where it should go – London or New York – once I see what kind of show it is.”
The 1993 film, directed by Harold Ramis, starred Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story by Rubin.
Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant and egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during a hated assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, finds himself in a time-loop, repeating over and over again the same day. After indulging in hedonism and numerous suicide attempts, he begins to re-examine his life and priorities.
Friday 10th January 2014