As is often the case with shows that feature revolving casts (Love Letters, The Vagina Monologues, etc.), any alternate combination of the above actors would no doubt highlight different facets of the material. As it turns out, Weaver and LaPaglia have been chosen to appear in a movie version of the play, to be financed and distributed by ContentFilm. The flick will be directed by Weaver's husband, Jim Simpson, who helmed the stage production and who is also artistic director of the Flea; it will be produced by Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente of Open City Films.
The movie version of The Guys will be shot on location in New York City, with photography scheduled to begin later this month. To what extent will this wonderfully intimate, two character, one-act piece be "opened up" for the screen? "I think it's going to be a pretty straightforward adaptation," says Jeremy Walker, publicist for the film. "They are going to be shooting a few exteriors but I don't think they'll be adding characters or making significant changes to the play." According to Walker, no target release date for the film has been set as of this writing.
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