Fri. Nov 16th, 2018

Be More Chill, Broadway’s unlikely viral hit, is getting a film adaptation

Be More Chill, Broadway’s unlikely viral hit, is getting a film adaptation

Be More Chill — the up-and-coming sci-fi Broadway musical based on Ned Vizzini’s novel of the same name — is getting a film adaptation, according to a report from Deadline. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions have been tapped to make a movie version of the musical, although the deal is still early on, and no film studio has been chosen for distribution yet.

If you’re not familiar with Be More Chill, you’re likely not alone: the show first debuted to little fanfare as a regional production in 2015 that adapted Vizzini’s young adult novel about Jeremy Heere, an unpopular high school student who takes a pill containing a “SQUIP” (Super Quantum Unit Intel Processor, which manifests as a smooth-talking,…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/22/18010360/be-more-chill-broadway-viral-hit-film-adapation

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