Variety is reporting that Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film The King of Comedy is being adapted for Broadway. Even better, it’s becoming a musical!
We couldn’t be happier. John and I have always said Marty’s flicks could use more song-and-dance routines. Think about how much better Goodfellas would be if Henry Hill serenaded Karen as they soft-shoed through the Copacabana. Or if The Wolf of Wall Street had a flashy Busby Berkeley-style number featuring all the prostitutes Jordan sleeps with. You can have those for free, Broadway. #YoureWelcome
There’s just one thing that bothers us: what the fuck is The King of Comedy? Variety needs to hire a new fact checker. Scorsese’s filmography from the 1980s goes like this:
1986–The Godfather: Part II
1987–The Passion of the Christ
They probably meant Raging Bull.