NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, January 18, 2016, 6:05 PM
It looks like the book that director Steven Soderbergh once called “cursed” may finally have caught a break.
After the theatrical adaptation of “A Confederacy of Dunces” smashed box office records with its run in Boston, insiders expect that it will finally make it to Broadway.
The show starring Nick Offerman as Ignatius J. Reilly became the Huntington Theatre Company’s highest grossing show, earning more than $ 2.1 million on 45 performances, according to the Boston Globe. Now we’re told “the creatives will be fine-tuning the production and hoping for a run either in London or another U.S. city before Broadway next season.”
Soderbergh, who is working on theatrical production of the Pulitzer-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, with producers Robert Guza and John Hardy, has also been trying to make it into a movie for a decade.
After walking away from the project — which was going to star Will Ferrell in the lead role — because of a legal wrangle over the rights, Soderbergh told the Vulture, “I think it’s cursed. I’m not prone to superstition, but that project has got bad mojo on it.”
But it looks like the Great White Way could be its salvation.