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'Almost Famous': Musical for the Iconic Moive In The Works

One of the best movies of the last 20 years is getting a musical. Cameron Crowe’s iconic film “Almost Famous” is in talks to head to Broadway. 

Producers have announced a musical is officially in the works, according to Variety. Featured will be music by composer Tom Kitt, who previously scored “Next to Normal” and “Bring it On,” with lyrics by Kitt and Crowe. Crowe will pen the book based on his Oscar-winning screenplay. 

Jeremy Herrin, known for his work on productions including “The Nether,” “People, Places and Things,” and “Labour of Love,” will direct the show. Remaining details, including the cast and premiere date, have yet to be announced.  

“Almost Famous” is loosely based on Crowe’s experience as a teenager writing for Rolling Stone in the early ’70s. Patrick Fugit plays the 15-year-old journalist who follows the rock band Stillwater to write a cover story for the magazine. Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, and Kate Hudson also starred in the 2000 film. 

The film received four Academy Award nominations, including a win for original screenplay, along with a Grammy for the soundtrack.


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