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Tuesday 8 July 2008, by Webmaster
Kinky Boots Set For Broadway Remake
British comedy Kinky Boots is heading for Broadway - the 2005 film is to be made into a stage musical.
The movie, which stars Talk To Me actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, is about a drag queen who is brought in to help revive a man’s shoe company.
The rights for the project, which was not a musical, have been bought by veteran producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig and they plan to turn the film into a song and dance affair for their New York audience.
Roth tells the Hollywood Reporter, "The story is about relationships and I want to find the heart at the centre of it."
Jerry Mitchell, the director of Broadway’s Legally Blonde, is reportedly in talks to take the helm of the Kinky Boots production.