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Broadway ‘Rear Window’ Has Writer, Director in View

The brewing Broadway adaptation of “Rear Window” has tapped scribe Keith Reddin and helmer Terry Kinney to bring the thriller to the stage.

Reddin is a veteran legit scribe whose plays include “Life and Limb” and “Too Much Memory.” Kinney, the actor (“Oz,” “Promised Land”) who also has directed a number of stage productions (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, most recently landed on Broadway as the helmer of “Reasons to Be Pretty” in 2009.

A trio of producers — film producer Charlie Lyons (“The Guardian”), director Jay Russell (“Tuck Everlasting”) and thesp Tim Guinnee (“Revolution,” “The Good Wife”) — acquired the first-class stage rights to the story last year. They’re now joined on the producing team by Lias J. “Jeff” Steen, whose pics include “Stand Off” and “Ass Backwards”). Producers also have tapped Richards/Climan Inc. to serve as general managers for the developing production.

Stage version will be based on “It Had to Be Murder,” the 1942 Cornell Woolrich short story that inspired the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock pic as well as the 1998 TV remake. Well-known storyline follows a man who, while stuck in a wheelchair with a cast on his leg, begins to believe a neighbor has committed murder.

No timeline or casting has yet been set for the incoming play.

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