Prior to Honey (produced under the banner of Marc Platt Productions), Platt's most recent release is Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, the sequel to the 2001 summer hit. The film, directed by Charles Herman Wurmfeld (Kissing Jessica Stein), has grossed over $100 million worldwide to date.
For HBO, Platt is adapting the Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Russo novel Empire Falls for a movie that will be directed by Fred Schepisi (Six Degrees ofSeparatlon, Roxanne). Its stellar cast includes Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright Penn, Lou Taylor Pucci and Kate Burton.
In the television arena, Marc Platt has a production deal with Disney's Touchstone Television. He has executive-produced three pilots for the studio and the series MDs, which aired on ABC. Platt currently has a major TV development slate, including a series based on David Lipsky's best-selling novel, Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point.
For the legitimate theatre, Marc Platt has created a musical entitled Wicked, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Wicked played at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in June to a soldout house and standing ovation every night, garnering glowing reviews along the way. The show premiered on Broadway in October 2003 at the Gershwin Theatre. Wicked stars Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and Joel Grey. This clever and evocative show exploring how author Frank Baum's classic Wicked Witch of the West became wicked, has Academy Award* winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince ofEgypt) as its composer and lyricist, with
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|Birth Name||Marcel Leplat|
|Birthday||December 2, 1913 (105)|
|Birthplace||Pasadena, California, USA|