Perpetual adolescent Peter Pan, already the subject of three separate Broadway musicals—not to mention a novel, several TV movies, an animated Disney film and a peanut butter—is eyeing a return to Broadway.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein, who produced the 2004 Johnny Depp film Finding Neverland—about the character’s creator, J.M. Barrie, and his not-at-all-weird relationship with the Llewelyn Davies family, who inspired the tale—are developing a Broadway musical adaptation.
Screen queen Peggy Siegal, who typically arranges lavish movie premieres for the Weinstein Company and other studios, recently sent out a note to would-be investors inviting them to a special reading of the musical, which features music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, the team behind Grey Gardens.
Meanwhile, Bob and Harvey are busily ransacking the Miramax back catalog for more material to sprinkle with pixie dust. Also in development are adaptations of Chocolat, Cinema Paradiso and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. We have a director in mind for that one … she’s very experienced with aerial sequences and may have some time on her hands.