Lower your shades! A stage adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s iconic short story Rear Window could be heading to Broadway. Director Jay Russell, producer Charlie Lyons and actor Tim Guinee plan to open the production on the Great White Way after acquiring stage rights to the classic thriller. No dates, theater or cast have been set.
Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film adaptation of the same name, Rear Window is the story of a wheelchair-bound photographer who witnesses a murder while spying on a neighboring New York City apartment. Broadway.com fans just voted Rear Window as one of the top Hitchcock films they’d like to see adapted for the stage—Looks like someone’s spying on us!
Russell’s film directing credits include The Water Horse, Ladder 49 and My Dog Skip. Guinnee’s film and TV credits include Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Blade, Vampires, The Good Wife, Damages and Revolution.
Watch a trailer for the Rear Window film below!