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“Spamalot” Musical Movie Rights Land at Paramount

We’ve been waiting for YEARS to finally see a movie version of “Spamalot,” the stage musical based on “Monty Python’s Holy Grail,” and it sure seems like it’ll finally happen.

While the country literally melted down today, Paramount Pictures quietly picked up the film rights for the feature adaptation of the Tony-winning broadway musical adaptation “Spamalot.” Fox originally had the rights, which ended up in Disney’s lap after the wholesale purchase of Fox and their holdings.

This feature film product has a screenplay by Sir Eric Idle, with songs by Idle and John DuPrez.

Casey Nicholaw, who choreographed the original Broadway production, will be directing the film for Paramount Pictures.

Directed by Mike Nichols, the original “Spamalot” Broadway cast included Tim Curry as King Arthur, Michael McGrath as Patsy, David Hyde Pierce as Sir Robin, Hank Azaria as Sir Lancelot and other roles, Christopher Sieber as Sir Galahad and other roles, Sara Ramirez as the Lady of the Lake, Christian Borle as Prince Herbert and other roles, Steve Rosen as Sir Bedevere and other roles, and John Cleese as the Voice of God.

Spamalot” previewed on Broadway in February 2005 at the famed Schubert Theater. The production won the Tony Award for Best Musical and was nominated for 14 Tony Awards.

We’ll let you know what we hear about this project.

Always follow your grail!”

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