NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2016 (UPI) — Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced Thursday that Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis is penning a play based on the classic 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon.
No casting or opening date have been announced yet.
The stage production company is developing the drama for a Broadway bow to follow its recent hit — William Goldman’s successful adaptation of Misery, starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf.
Guirgis is a member and former co-artistic director of LAByrinth Theater Company. His most recent play is Between Riverside and Crazy.
The big-screen version of Dog Day Afternoon was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Al Pacino. The crime drama is loosely based on real events regarding a New York bank robbery gone awry.