Julia Roberts’ ‘Mystic Pizza’ getting the musical treatment

Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

(NEW YORK) — First, Sara Bareilles wrote the music for a musical based on the 2007 film Waitress.  Then Bryan Adams wrote the music for a musical based on the 1990 film Pretty Woman.  Now, Playbill reports that Melissa Etheridge is getting into the game — she’s writing the music for a musical based on Julia Roberts’ breakthrough 1988 movie Mystic Pizza.

Mystic Pizza was about three young women who work at waitresses at a pizza place in Mystic, Connecticut.  In addition to Julia Roberts, the movie also featured Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor and, in his film debut, Matt Damon.

The musical is being written based on the movie’s original screenplay.  So far, there’s no timeline for the project.

Tweeting a link to the story, Melissa wrote, “Indeed this is true. They are writing the script now and I am looking forward to getting to work on it.”

Melissa already has two Grammys and an Oscar.  If the musical is successful, she might be able to add a Tony to her trophy shelf, giving her three-quarters of an EGOT.

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