Spike Lee wants to take Do The Right Thing to Broadway

The filmmaker is currently tasting success on the New York stage after taking charge of Mike Tyson’s one-man show Undisputed Truth, which opened last week (31Jul12).

Now Lee is looking to take his 1989 drama, about racial tension in the rough Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, to the theatre on the advice of his wife, Tonya, and he’s begun discussions with a well-known Broadway mogul about the project.

Confirming the news on U.S. breakfast show Today, he says, “I’m talking to Sir James Nederlander about it (taking Do The Right Thing to Broadway).”

The film was written, produced and directed by Lee and he also stepped in front of the camera to star alongside Danny Aiello and Ruby Dee. A young Martin Lawrence and actress Rosie Perez also made their feature film debuts in the movie.