1. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson purchase A Steady Rain film rights

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-07-20

    James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson along with stage producer (and Broccoli’s husband) Frederick Zollo have grabbed the screen rights for Keith Huff’s Broadway play A Steady Rain.

    Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

    Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

    The Hollywood Reporter notes that Huff will adapt the screenplay in a deal for mid-six figures against $1 million.

    As previously reported on, 007 star Daniel Craig is attached to star alongside Hugh Jackman in the play, which begins production in late September at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in Manhattan, New York. Broccoli and Wilson are already producers on the stage version as well.

    A Steady Rain tells of two seasoned cops whose lifelong friendship is severely tested when a seemingly routine domestic disturbance call results in the death of a young boy. When the horrific truth of the situation is revealed, one of the two must take the blame for the fatal mistake.

    The play will mark the Broadway debut for Craig after starring in numerous films, the most recent of which included Quantum of Solace and Defiance.

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