Beckham on Broadway

Mimi ON Oct 12, 2011 AT 9:51 am

Keira Knightley in Bend It Like Beckham

Keira Knightley in Bend It Like Beckham

Nine years after the launch of Keira Knightley’s acting career in Gurinder Chadha’s 2002 hit film, Bend It Like Beckham, the film’s musical counterpart is set to hit the West End and Broadway.

Although it would be quite entertaining to see Knightley singing on stage while kicking around a football, her spokesman has released the statement that “there are no plans for Keira to reprise the role, lovely though it sounds.”

Fortunately, Gurinder Chadha will take the reigns as director, and Sonia Friedman, producer of the hit musical Legally Blonde, is set to produce once again for the show.

According to Chadha, “the script is ready to go,” but they’re still trying to decide “who the right person is to write the score.”

Also still a mystery is who will play the main characters of Jesminder (Parminder Nagra), Juliette (Knightley), and Joe (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). It will be interesting to see how this hit comedy transitions to the stage, but if it’s anything like the original, we’re sure to enjoy it!

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