Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard to compose music
The 1990 pic “Ghost” will live again, this time as a stage tuner aiming for a West End bow in 2010.
Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Glen Ballard, the songwriter-producer whose credits include Alanis Morissette’s breakout album “Jagged Little Pill,” will collaborate on the music and lyrics, while Bruce Joel Rubin will adapt the book from his own screenplay, for which he won an Oscar.
Brit director Matthew Warchus (“Boeing-Boeing,” “Art”), whose upcoming Broadway productions include “God of Carnage” and “The Norman Conquests,” will helm the musical.
New tuner is produced by David Garfinkle of Gotham-based Hello Entertainment and London producer Colin Ingram, in association with Paramount Pictures.
Plot centers on a young woman in jeopardy and the ghost of her murdered lover, who tries to save her with the help of a reluctant psychic. Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze played the couple in the pic, with Whoopi Goldberg picking up an Oscar for her perf as the medium.
Rob Howell will design the sets and costumes for the new musical.
London venue and exact dates have yet to be confirmed for the production. There’s no word yet on whether the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody,” the soundtrack for the movie’s famous pottery scene, will be incorporated.