first_imgThis feels very meta. The Tony-winning Billy Elliot musical, which was based on the Oscar nominated 2000 film and a performance of which was recently broadcast to movie theaters, may be adapted for the big screen. Director Stephen Daldry told the AP that he and writer Lee Hall are “thinking about turning it back into a movie now. So it might go from movie to stage show to broadcast to movie again.” Billy Elliot tells the story of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small British mining town, the plot follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising passion that inspires his family and his whole community. The tuner’s music is written by Elton John and the book and lyrics are penned by Hall, who also wrote the film’s screenplay. Daldry helmed both. Billy Elliot opened on Broadway on October 1, 2008 and won ten Tony Awards including Best Musical; the production shuttered in January 2012.  The musical premiered in London’s West End in 2005, where it is still running. View Comments Daldry is currently represented on Broadway by both The Audience and Skylight and is in the “early stages” of adapting Wicked for film.last_img

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