A musical based on “Dear Cary” — the LSD-laced saga of life with Cary Grant penned by the Hollywood legend’s three-time Oscar-nominated former wife Dyan Cannon — may be headed to Broadway, The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
Cannon, whose book has been back on the bestseller lists recently after hitting No. 1 more than four years ago, is working on bringing the project to the stage. The actress was married to Grant from 1965-1968.
Cannon, known almost as much for her appearances at L.A. Lakers games as for her acting career, has two Oscar nominations as a supporting actress — for “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “Heaven Can Wait” — along with a nod for the 1977 best live-action short film nominee “Number One,” which she wrote, produced and directed.
Cannon, who plans to play herself in the stage production, told the publication: “We have a book. We have some songs. The next step is the 29-hour table read.”
The report adds: “The story won’t be a light romantic comedy. It includes Cannon being institutionalized for depression and the toll her LSD use with Grant took on her.”
Said Cannon: “It’s about the things we think we need in life to make us happy, and we find out that’s not the case.”