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

By Karen Butler
Al Pacino arrives on the red carpet at the 'Danny Collins' New York premiere on March 18, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/d86aa2e852ef433ddc81bc2fc2f74960/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Al Pacino arrives on the red carpet at the 'Danny Collins' New York premiere on March 18, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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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