The Hollywood Reporter is out with an article saying that Rex Pickett, the author of the novel that Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor's screenplay was based on is, has begun working with EFG-Renascence Productions to develop a musical based on the film. EFG-Renascence founder Solomon J. LeFlore and his partner Susan Gee made the announcement earlier today. It is their hope that Sideways will be heading to Broadway soon.
Not to pump the breaks on the project too quickly, but Disney recently acquired Fox Studios, which means Sideways now is under Mickey's realm. Therefore, Disney Theatrical Productions will have the first option to make the musical. No timeline is announced for the show.
According to the article, Pickett is still working in his Sideways world by working on an "unscripted international viticulture travel series" which will be called Going Sideways. He has also finalized a sequel called Sideways 2.0, which follows two millennials following the original wine tromping journey through the Santa Ynez Valley.
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