Cluedo movie Clue is being turned into a play. The 1985 Paramount Pictures film starred Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd and Martin Mull among others and was inspired by Hasbro’s world famous murder mystery board game in which players must work out who the killer is from an array of characters such as Professor Plum and Colonel Mustard.
In keeping with the nature of the game the movie had three possible endings which were distributed to different cinemas and the home release featured all three. Now leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. are bringing the story to the stage.
Clue director-and-writer Jonathan Lynn is working with Work Light Productions and Aged In Wood, under license from Hasbro, Inc. and Paramount Pictures to create the production. The show is scheduled to open at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in May 2017 and will then go on a US National Tour with a UK run to follow.
Simon Waters, Hasbro General Manager and SVP of Entertainment and Consumer Products, said: “‘Cluedo’ is one of Hasbro’s most popular games and the 1985 film has rightfully earned its place as one of the most iconic murder mystery films of all time. We are excited to work with The Araca Group on this unique new live production, which will capture what fans love about the original film, while offering some new and exciting surprises along the way.”
Stephen Gabriel, President of Work Light Productions, added: “‘Cluedo’ is one of those rare titles that transcends genre. The movie’s unique blend of witty dialogue, physical comedy and surprise twists created a film event that will thrive on the live stage.”
Lynn’s other movie credits include Nuns on the Run – which starred Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle – Sgt. Bilko and The Whole Nine Yards, which was led by Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis. His writing credits for television are also impressive with his most famous creation being the multi-award-winning BBC sitcom Yes Minister, while for the stage he has directed The Glass Menagerie, Pass The Butler and A Little Hotel on the Side.