After more than six decades, “State of the Union” is heading back to the bigscreen with Identity Films and Flat Penny Films developing a feature version of the political drama.
The banners have secured the underlying rights to the play, written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The duo won a Pulitzer Prize and the play was adapted as a 1948 feature by Frank Capra starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Angela Lansbury.
Tracy portrayed a Republican candidate for president backed by a female newspaper magnate, played by Lansbury, who intends to deadlock the Republican convention and put forward her candidate as a compromise. Hepburn portrayed the estranged wife of Tracy’s character.
Mastromauro is a producer on a pair of completed family dramas — “As Cool as I Am,” adapted from Pete Fromm’s coming-of-age novel, and “After the Fall,” about a couple building a hospital following their daughter’s death.