The Book Of Mormon movie: Josh Gad says it’d need to “adjust”

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If The Book Of Mormon film finally happens, it’ll be heading to the big screen with some changes made, Josh Gad admits.

Since Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book Of Mormon musical hit the stage a decade ago, it’s been greeted by rave responses, audience walk-outs, and several moments of ‘did they really say that’ from those watching the show.

Amongst the ingredients of the film? Race stereotypes, AIDS, religion and specifically the Mormon faith. And the lead role in the original stage version was played by Josh Gad, who’s been chatting about the oft-rumoured big screen take on the show.

There’s been chat about a The Book Of Mormon film for many years, but no rush to make it happen. And whilst Gad says there’s no update on when to expect a film, he does concede that the show would need to evolve on the big screen.

Chatting to Couch Surfing, he said that “I think you have to adjust with the times. I don’t know that that show could open today and have the same open-armed response that it did then”.

He added that he didn’t think “it’s any less significant or wonderful or incredible a musical”, but instead that “it’s the nature of art to adapt”.

“I would certainly hope that with a future adaptation there would be that growth. Because I think it’s a cool opportunity for growth”.

The full interview is here, and as we hear any more on the possibility of a The Book Of Mormon movie, we’ll let you know…

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