Giancarlo Esposito and Ashanti have joined the cast of the film adaptation of writer Riley Thomas’ stage musical “Stuck,” which centers on 6 New York strangers who find themselves stuck on a stalled subway train.
Michael Berry, who directed the stage production of the show, will also direct the feature film, which co-stars Amy Madigan.
Here’s how the show was billed: “Moving on is never easy, as 6 strangers discover when trapped between stations on the subway. As tension builds, colorful characters clash as they recognize pieces of themselves emerging in one another. With book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas, this poignant and tuneful contemporary musical takes audiences on a humorous and heartfelt ride as it explores exactly what it means to be Stuck.”
“Stuck,” the stage musical, had its world premiere at Chicago’s La Costa Theater in 2008. A developmental presentation was subsequently produced at New York’s Metropolitan Room.