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David Mamet to Adapt ‘Speed-the-Plow’ for the Cinema

Pulitzer-prize winning chronicler of American macho David Mamet is adapting his 1988 play Speed-the-Plow for a full-length feature film.

Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Winkler Films & The Fyzz Facility, in tandem with David Mamet, are planning a screen adaptation of the playwright’s 1988 three-person play Speed-the-Plow. The story satirizes Hollywood’s profit incentives as they relate to what sort of films get made. At the moment, no decisions about casting have been announced.

Below you can watch a video relic of Speed-the-Plow‘s initial 1988 production, which featured Madonna:

Read more about this adaptation via Deadline, who first broke the story.