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Stage adaptation of 'Dog Day Afternoon' is heading to Broadway

By Karen Butler   |   Jan. 7, 2016 at 5:09 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced Thursday that Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis is penning a play based on the classic 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon.

No casting or opening date have been announced yet.

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The stage production company is developing the drama for a Broadway bow to follow its recent hit -- William Goldman's successful adaptation of Misery, starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf.

Guirgis is a member and former co-artistic director of LAByrinth Theater Company. His most recent play is Between Riverside and Crazy.

The big-screen version of Dog Day Afternoon was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Al Pacino. The crime drama is loosely based on real events regarding a New York bank robbery gone awry.

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