Sure, stage adaptations of unlikely source material are announced practically every day, and almost none of them will ever happen, never in a million years — but it’s really not often we hear about one we’d actually like to see! Harold Ramis tells MTV today that Danny Rubin, with whom he wrote the 1993 movie, is hard at work on the book for a Groundhog Day musical. Rubin was purportedly inspired by an interview with Stephen Sondheim in which the legendary composer said it was the film he’d most like to see become a show. And we agree with Sondheim — couldn’t this actually be great? And wouldn’t Nathan Lane be a perfect Ned Ryerson?
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Groundhog Day’ Musical In The Works, Says Harold Ramis [Movies Blog/MTV]