Stage version of 'Shakespeare in Love' headed to London in 2014
From left to right, David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Gwyneth Paltrow, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman all celebrate after receiving the Oscar for best picture for "Shakespeare In Love" during the 71st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 21, 1999. (AP / Dave Caulkin)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:27PM EST
LONDON -- Another much-loved film is getting the screen-to-stage treatment. Producers say a theatrical adaptation of "Shakespeare in Love" is coming to London's West End next year.
The script will be by playwright Lee Hall, who adapted the movie "Billy Eliot" into a hit stage musical. It will be directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, both of the innovative Cheek By Jowl theatre company.
"Shakespeare in Love" starred Joseph Fiennes as the struggling playwright and Gwyneth Paltrow as his elusive love. The 1998 film won seven Academy Awards, including best picture.
The play is produced by Disney Theatrical productions and Sonia Friedman Productions and begins previews at London's Noel Coward Theatre in July.
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