Diablo Cody Is Writing an Entire Alanis Morissette Musical

The 'Jagged Little Pill' musical will weave hits like "Ironic" and "You Oughta Know" into a story about a "modern and multi-generational family."
May 30, 2017, 3:56pm
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If you still feel nostalgic after getting through the new episodes of Twin Peaks, or the upcoming Friday and Top Gun reboots, don't worry—Diablo Cody is reportedly penning an entire musical with Alanis Morissette's music called Jagged Little Pill, a throwback to the singer's 1995 Grammy-winning album.

Morissette's music will be just the latest in a long line of album-inspired musicals, following ABBA's Mamma Mia, Billy Joel's Moving Out, and Green Day's American Idiot. According to a press release, the musical will be directed by Tony Award–winning theater director Diane Paulus, and scripted by Cody, the screenwriter behind Juno.

"This team that has come together for this Jagged Little Pill musical is my musical theater dream come true," Morissette said in a statement. "Diablo and Diane are already taking these deeply personal songs that are part of my soul's marrow to a whole other level of hope, freedom, and complexity."

Cody is reportedly already working to weave hits like "Ironic," "You Oughta Know," and "Hand in My Pocket" into "a new and original storyline that revolves around a modern and multi-generational family and their complex dynamics, touching on issues of gender identity and race."

"I am so excited to tell a modern story through these iconic songs," Cody said in the press release. "Alanis's music is full of powerful narratives that lend themselves organically to this process."

According to Entertainment Weekly, Jagged Little Pill is set to debut at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sometime in May 2018.