From stage to screen
By Lisa Fung, Los Angeles Times
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Plays and musicals have long served as source material for movies, but the coming year will feature a wealth of particularly high-profile titles and A-list talent. (Note: Not every screen adaptation retains the stage work's title.) Here's a look at several prominent projects, listed by stage production first, then film.
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Pictured, clockwise from top left: Constantine Maroulis in the musical "Rock of Ages" (Joan Marcus), Seth Numrich in the play "War Horse (© Paul Kolnik / Lincoln Center Theater), Tom Cruise in the film "Rock of Ages" (David James / Warner Bros.), Jeremy Irvine in the film "War Horse" (Andrew Cooper / DreamWorks).