Wu-Tang Clan, Bill Murray, Martin Shkreil "Musical Caper Comedy" In The Works
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:13:33
Last year, Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive who made news by jacking up the price on cancer/AIDS medication from $13.50 to $750 - per pill, personally purchased Wu-Tang Clan's exclusive double-album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for a reported $2 million, with the caveat that he must keep the music under wraps for 88 years. Last December, a false-report surfaced that according to language in the contract, Bill Murray and the Wu-Tang Clan were allowed to concoct a plan to steal back the album. Despite this rumor ending up being false, it still sounded like like a great idea for a script, and now it is.
According to Fact, "A new IndieGoGo campaign has launched to fund the making of Martin Shkreli's Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan, a "musical caper comedy" that its creators Lauren Gundrum and Joel Esher are looking to have debut at New York's Midtown International Theatre Festival this summer."
The outlet goes on to report, "The show is already set to be staged at the fest, but its creators are looking to fund the expenses that go along with putting on the show (paying actors, props, etc.)
Auditions are being held now for the roles of Shkreli and Murray, who are the leads, as well as RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah and Ol' Dirty B******, who is apparently still alive in Gundrum's and Esher's minds."
This wouldn't be the first time Bill Murray and members of Wu-Tang Clan teamed up. Murray joined GZA and RZA as one of eleven stories featured in Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff