Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous is being adapted into a musical that might even be headed to Broadway.
The Oscar-winning 2000 film was a fictionalized recounting of Crowe’s memories from when he was writing for Rolling Stone as a teenager in the 70s. It stars major celebrities like Kate Hudson and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Crowe has been developing the musical for the past few years, and has recently revealed that Jeremy Herrin will direct the show, music will be by Tom Kitt, and lyrics will be by Kitt and Crowe.
Watch the trailer for the original movie below.
Crowe’s script for Almost Famous won an Oscar for Best Screenplay, so it will be interesting to see how that is adapted into a script for stage. In an interview with the Rolling Stone, Crowe said that his first day of filming “felt surreal. It felt like a miracle,” he states. “I called a friend of mine and said, ‘How did I get here?’ He laughed and said, ‘Enjoy it, this won’t happen again.’ The current miracle is that the feeling is coming alive again.”
No information about when or where the musical will premiere have been announced yet.