The Broadway cast of ‘The Mummy’ is set to headline a new musical based on Stephen Momma’s classic novel, “The Musical,” according to reports.
The film, which will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov, will be based on the novel by Sergei Prokofiev, whose novel won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1981.
“The Mummys” will also feature new cast members, including Jennifer Hudson, who will play a young woman named Lucy.
The book has since been adapted into multiple films, including “Mummy,” “Mudbound,” and “The Mask of Zorro.”
The book won an Oscar for best musical in 2005.
“We have been honored to be a part of The Mummy and will work with the Mummy team to bring this iconic book to Broadway,” said Mummy star Jennifer Hudson.
“It is an honor and privilege to be part of a Broadway production that will bring joy and wonder to the millions of fans worldwide who have loved the Mummies story for over 150 years.”
The Mummies story is told from the point of view of a family who lives in a Victorian mansion.
“Mummies are magical beings,” Bekmatov wrote in the novel, adding that the book’s theme is “The Mysteries of the Mummies.”
The Mumbadomedy, which is currently scheduled to open in October, is the first time a Broadway musical has played the novel in the U.S. since 2001, when “The Invisible Man” debuted on Broadway.
The musical will debut at the National Arts Center on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The show will be produced by Prokon Brothers, who also produced “The King and I.”
The musical will star Sarah Paulson, Idris Elba, and other familiar names.
The cast includes Sarah Polley, Olivia Munn, and Zachary Quinto.
More to come.