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|Mamma Mia! Goes to the Movies|
- Tom Hanks behind film version of Abba musical
ABBA musical Mamma Mia! is to be turned into a movie under the guiding hand of Tom Hanks.
Mamma Mia! Started life in 1999 at the Prince Edward theatre and has since become a worldwide stage hit, a phenomenon that has pricked the interest of Hollywood.
The show’s producer, Judy Craymer.is reckoned to have turned down previous offers to make a film of version, but was apparently seduced by Hanks’s script ideas. Hanks runs production company Playtone, which has bought the show’s film rights.
"We've never had stars in the show - the music has always been the star,” said Craymer, "but we are certainly thinking about names."
If all goes to plan, the film should be on screens by late 2007. The stage show is still running in London, at the Prince of Wales theatre.
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