George Clooney’s 2005 film Good Night and Good Luck, about US broadcasting legend Edward R Murrow’s efforts to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy amid the heightened paranoia of the early 1950s, is being adapted for the stage.
It will open in Chicago before a possible transfer to Broadway.
Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present the world-premiere of the play, which is set to run from October 22nd to December 20th.
Clooney’s film was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture, director and actor for David Strathairn, who played Murrow. The cast also included Clooney, Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Daniels, Patricia Clarkson and Frank Langella.