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‘Shucked’ will receive film adaptation

Producer Mike Bosner made the announcement after the musical’s final Broadway bow.

Alex Newell, Caroline Innerbichler, Kevin Cahoon and Andrew Durand in “Shucked,” 2023 (Credit: Mathew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

“Shucked” will come to the big screen. The movie musical will be produced by Mandalay Pictures. Broadway producer Mike Bosner announced the adaptation at the curtain call for the musical’s final performance at the Nederlander Theatre on Jan 14.

“We’re all a little sad to say goodbye to this. But there’s some good news,” Bosner said.  “We don’t have to say goodbye just yet. Because I’m happy to announce that we will be making a feature film of ‘Shucked.’”

Robert Horn, who received a Tony Award nomination for the musical’s book, will write the screenplay. In addition to Horn, “Shucked”’s Tony-nominated composers Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally and Tony-nominated director Jack O’Brien will serve as the film’s executive producers.

“Shucked” follows Maizy, who journeys outside her small world in the fictional Cobb County to seek help when her community’s staple crop, corn, fails. “Shucked” began previews on Broadway on March 8, 2023 and opened on April 4. The musical, which played 327 performances on Broadway, was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning one for Alex Newell’s featured performance. 

This fall, “Shucked” will embark on a previously announced national tour, beginning in Providence before officially launching in Nashville in November. The production’s original cast album is a 2024 Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award nominee.

Jason Michael Berman and Jordan Moldo are producing the feature-length motion picture on behalf of Mandalay Pictures, alongside Alan Fox.