Matt Stone, Trey Parker Clarify: No 'Book of Mormon' Movie Currently in the Works

10:11 PM PST 09/20/2011 by Gregg Kilday, Sophie Schillaci
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The "South Park" creators tell THR that while they'd like to pursue a feature film version in the future, there are no immediate plans to expand their Tony Award-winning musical to the big screen.

The Book of Mormon, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s hit, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, won’t be turned into a movie any time soon.

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Countering recent press reports that suggested a movie version of the Broadway show is in the planning stages, Parker says there’s no movie in the works at the moment, and while the two would consider a big screen version at some point in the future, Parker added, “We did a stage show and it worked out way better than we ever thought, and we’d like it to be that for a while, you know, without contaminating it with a movie.”

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The Hollywood Reporter spoke with the South Park creators at the 15th anniversary celebration for their hit Comedy Central series, which returns for part 2 of its 15th season on Oct. 5 at 10 p.m.

Parker explained that the whole idea of an imminent movie came about when a reporter asked the duo if they would ever consider a feature film version of their hit musical. Said Parker with a laugh, “We said, ‘Yeah, I think we could do a Book of Mormon movie,’ and they were like, ‘Book of Mormon Movie! It’s coming!'”

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