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Jekyll & Hyde Adaptation to Be Written by On Your Feet!'s Alexander Dinelaris

The Frank Wildhorn-Leslie Bricusse musical is finally coming to the big screen.

Alexander Dinelaris will write and produce a screen adaptation of the musical Jekyll & Hyde.
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On Your Feet! writer and Birdman Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris will write and produce a screen adaptation of the Frank Wildhorn-Leslie Bricusse musical Jekyll & Hyde under his new Lexicon development company.

"Bringing the gritty potential of Leslie and Frank's stirring gothic musical to the big screen made Jekyll & Hyde the perfect project to launch Lexicon, which is focused on character driven, muscular storytelling," Dinelaris said in a statement.

Dinelaris and Wildhorn will also host an exclusive evening launching the film adaptation on March 21 in New York, featuring performances by Deborah Cox, Laura Osnes, Matthew James Thomas, and Bonnie Milligan.

Conceived for the stage by Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, Jekyll & Hyde features a book and lyrics by Bricusse and music by Wildhorn. The show, based on the acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, is about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes his evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father's mental illness.