Heading in to Hollywood's biggest night, Broadway.com re-imagined the Oscars' Best Picture nominees as splashy musicals, but we wanted to know which film our readers thought would make the best Broadway show. The results are in, and a romantic comedy, a Presidential period film and a mythical tale set in the middle of the ocean were among readers' top choices to grace the Broadway stage. Take a look at the results below!
1. Silver Linings Playbook - 49%
Silver Linings Playbook is not your typical romantic-comedy. The film adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel about two emotionally damaged adults who take on life together stars Broadway vet Bradley Cooper and newly-minted Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. David O. Russell's film deals with heavy topics such as mental illness and family dysfunction, but it's also a touching, one-of-a-kind comedy about love and second chances. Not to mention, the story ends with a climactic dance sequence!
2. Lincoln - 15%
Steven Spielberg's historical bio pic about Abraham Lincoln's efforts to abolish slavery stars Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th U.S. President and Sally Field as First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Lincoln's sweeping story about the President's tumultuous final months in office (complete with battle scenes, politicians in powdered wigs and triumphant speeches) would make a great stage experience.
3. Life of Pi - 9%
Life of Pi is the epic story of a 16-year-old Indian boy's struggle to survive after a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean. He's left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, a zebra, a hyena and a Bengal tiger. Oscar-winning director Ang Lee summoned magical forces (a.k.a. special effects gurus and 3D technology) to tell this transformative, big-screen adaptation of Yann Martel's book. Dreamlike landscapes and an inspiring story? Sounds made for Broadway!