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Inside Move: Looking to bring ‘Angels’ to cable

Project most likely to be miniseries

Helmer Mike Nichols, whose HBO adaptation of Margaret Edson’s “Wit” bowed last weekend, is looking to bring another Pulitzer Prize-winning play to the pay cabler: Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.”

Nichols and HBO are trying to nail down rights to the source material, which in 1994 appeared to be headed to the bigscreen as a Fine Line pic helmed by Robert Altman. That version never took flight, however.

Should HBO snag the rights to “Angels,” Nichols would direct the project, most likely as a miniseries. The stage show ran six hours over two evenings.

In 1994, Al Pacino was mentioned as a candidate to play attorney Roy Cohn in the Fine Line feature. His name has been mentioned again in connection with the potential HBO adaptation; Meryl Streep also has been buzzed about for a role.

Pacino, Streep and Nichols all are repped by CAA, which may be one reason for the very early speculation.

HBO, which recently inked a first-look deal with Nichols (Daily Variety, March 22), has experience developing long Pulitzer-winning plays: The cabler still is working on a possible small-screen version of Robert Shenkkan’s “The Kentucky Cycle,” though Kevin Costner is no longer attached.

An HBO rep declined to comment.

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