Tina Turner’s life story was famously documented in the 1992 film “What’s Love Got To Do With It” starring Angela Bassett, but now her story will get the stage treatment.
Production company Stage Entertainment has announced they are developing a musical based on the legend’s story. According to the Associated Press, playwright Katori Hall, the writer behind civil rights-era drama “The Mountaintop,” will write the script.
Developers behind the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia,” including director Phyllida Lloyd, choreographer Anthony van Laast and designer Mark Thompson, will also contribute to the Tina Turner production. A venue and dates have yet to be announced.
Turner, 77, said in a statement, “it has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling.”