You may know it as the musical that once starred David Hasselhoff, or as the source material for that Hugh Jackman Oscar opening number. But now, Deadline is reporting that Birdman writer Alexander Dinelaris has written a script for a movie version of the Broadway musical Jekyll and Hyde. Though the original production opened in 1997 to “mixed critical reviews,” as Deadline puts it, it did well enough with audiences to run for three years (about as long as that Spiderman musical and, hey, they make plenty of those movies.) If you weren’t lucky enough to catch the show then or during its 2013 revival, Deborah Cox, Laura Osnes, Matthew James Thomas, and Bonnie Milligan will be performing music from the musical on March 21 in New York at an event to celebrate the film project. And if you can’t land an invite to that, YouTube provides many chances to fully take in Hasselhoff’s performance.
David Hasselhoff. Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images