Hollywood-skewering playing to get film adaptation…
Celebrated playwright, screenwriter and director David Mamet (‘Wag The Dog,’ ‘State and Main,’ ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’) is teaming up with producers Irwin Winkler and Randall Emmett to adapt his 1988 stage play ‘Speed-The-Plow’ the silver screen treatment.
A satirical dissection of the movie business in Hollywood, ‘Speed The Plow’ focuses on two high-powered Hollywood executives who have come up from the mail room together, Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox.
The original Broadway hit starred Ron Silver and Joe Mantegna, with Madonna playing Karen, Gould’s temporary secretary who disrupts the men’s balance of power.
Subsequent revivals of the acclaimed satire have featured the likes of Kevin Spacey, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Michelle Kelly, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Moss, Alfred Molina, Alicia Silverstone.
“I am delighted to be working with David Mamet on his insightful exploration of the characters he created in his play which is a classic expose of ambition in Hollywood. Mamet is a master at presenting timeless moral quandaries and audiences can look forward to a unique examination of the cost of doing business — both in movies and in life,” said Winkler in a statement.
Emmett added, “Mamet’s play is iconic and as relevant today as it was when it first hit Broadway. We are excited to be able to work with Mamet and Winkler and bring this film to the cinema.”