It’s been announced today that acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (The Lord of the Rings) is to direct a new musical based on the Oscar winning film Ghost.
In a run of film-to-stage shows hitting London and Broadway, it will join shows such as Sister Act, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spiderman and 9 to 5 The Musical.
Scheduled to open in the West End in 2010 the music and lyrics are to be penned by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart plus six-time Grammy® award winner Glen Ballard, and written by Oscar winner Bruce Joel Rubin who will adapt his original screen play for the stage and write the lyrics.
The original film was an enormous hit for Paramount and starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg.
The plot revolves around a man who is murdered but remains as a ghost trapped between this world and the next, leaving his wife Molly in grave danger. With the aid of a phony storefront psychic, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.