Lee Goes Legit

The NY Post has leaked the details of Spike Lee’s new Broadway venture and it’s a curious choice – a remake of the 1951 play Stalag 17, originally directed on Broadway by Jose Ferrer. It was made into a movie in 1954, winning multiple Oscars, including Best Actor for William Holden. Lee’s version is expected to open some time next year with Clive Owen as lead. Trivia: Hogan’s Heroes was supposedly based on Stalag 17, but Stalag’s producers lost their infringement claim against the sitcom.