‘Spamalot’ movie based on ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ musical is happening

A big screen version of the hit Broadway musical Spamalot is going ahead.

Based on 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie, the musical comedy premiered on stage in 2004.

Spamalot went on to receive fourteen Tony Awards nominations, winning three awards.

The upcoming film adaptation has been written by Monty Python member Eric Idle and will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, who was the original Broadway production’s choreographer.

The project was first being developed back in early 2018, with a rumoured cast set to include Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as King Arthur, Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as his servant Patsy, and Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) as the Lady of the Lake.

A highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend, Monty Python and the Holy Grail wasn’t a huge hit at the box office when it was originally released in the ’70s, grossing just $1.9 million, but it’s become a cult classic in the decades since.

Spamalot will begin filming this year and a released is expected in 2022.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.