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Jack Rico


2011/09/13 at 12:00am

The Book of Mormon: From Broadway to Hollywood

The Book of Mormon: From Broadway to Hollywood

When the work The Book of Mormon opened on Broadway this year, it was  was one of the most anticipated musical of the year. Hispanic writer Robert Lopez was brought on by the creators of ‘South Park’, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, to insure musical numbers and an uproarious comedy. The show won nine awards, including Best Musical at the Tony’s this year.

With such good results, the creators have confirmed that ‘The Book of Mormon’ is set to debut in screens soon.

However, their fans will have to wait for the show to complete a U.S. tour that will start next summer, before they start shooting.

“The Book of Mormon” is a satire starring two young Mormon missionaries on assignment in a remote village in Uganda.

Parker and Stone are not fearful of the polemics in their first work, which parodied the history of the Mormon church, the ritual of baptism sexuality and included many politically incorrect jokes that mixed with the adventures of two missionaries in Africa.

“If you can see a normal chapter ‘South Park’ with your kids, you probably should not bring them to music. But it is not nearly as gross or indecent as we’ve ever done. We could do much more,” said Stone.

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