The Book of Mormon composers Trey Parker and Matt Stone plan to adapt their Tony-winning musical for the big screen, according to EW.com. No casting or filming schedule have been announced.
"Hopefully it will have a big run and a big tour and then we can do the movie in several years,” said Parker, who hopes to share creative control over the project with South Park partner Stone. "The great thing is, a lot of Broadway teams would have to go team up with a Hollywood producer and bring on a Hollywood director," noted Stone, "but Trey's a director and [lead Book of Mormon producer Scott Rudin] is a great producer. We've all made movies. So it's kind of cool, it can stay in the same family."
Featuring a book and score by Parker, Stone and Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon follows two mismatched teenage missionaries as they set out to spread the Mormon religion in Uganda. Faced by the country's poverty and AIDS epidemic, the duo discovers that their mission may not be as easy as they planned. The show opened on Broadway on March 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and earned nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A national tour and Chicago production will both launch in 2012.