Tom Hooper’s 2010 film The King’s Speech will hit West End and Broadway in 2012.
The Academy Award-winning film was originally written by David Seilder as a play, before he wrote the screenplay. Now, it will be adapted for the stage, reports Showbiz 411.
The King’s Speech will first open in early 2012 at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre before hitting London’s West End in March. The production will then move to Broadway in the fall.
Casting, led by casting director Gabrielle Dawes, is already underway.
The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, was released in theaters December 24, 2010. It went on to win four Oscars.