Mel Brooks told the Hollywood Reporter that his movie musical The Producers will begin filming in February at a new studio in Brooklyn because of a new tax credit designed to bring more movies to New York.
The Universal Pictures film stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in the roles they played on Broadway; Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell co-star.
While the movie is all about New York -- taking place in Central Park and elsewhere in Manhattan -- Brooks said that without the new state-supported tax credit, it couldn't have been filmed there.
It's scheduled for release at Christmas 2005.
Now honestally i would definatally see this movie, only because of nathan lane, matthew broderics, and becasue its from the brilliant mind of mel brooks
I seen the original and the play. the original is funny but the play blew it away,especially 'spring time for hitler'! I am so excited that mel is putting it to film..I looked all over after the play hoping it was filmed and for sale but no luck..I honestly can't wait ,it's going to be amazing!
I know that I was saying allot on my part..and believe me I consider gene wilder god..perhaps it would have been more appropriate to say that they were both great just different.
but honestly when I seen they play I literally had tears in my eyes and my ribs hurt from laughter...and the actors weren't even people I recognised (and can't remember there names of hand) and it was still remarkable..I believe you will surprised