SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Almost 20 years after John Berendt's best-selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was published, native Atlantan Alfred Uhry, who wrote Driving Miss Daisy, will pen the real-life Savannah murder mystery for Broadway.
Uhry was hired by acclaimed Broadway producer Anne Hamburger, a former executive vice president for Disney Creative Entertainment.
Uhry won a 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play Driving Miss Daisy. The movie version was filmed in Atlanta.
John Duncan, a real-life character in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and a friend of Berendt's, told the Savannah Morning News there are plans to debut the production in Atlanta in January 2014.
Duncan, who owns V. & J. Duncan antique maps, prints and book store on Savannah's Monterey Square with his wife Ginger, met Berendt when the author first traveled to Savannah in the early 1990s.
According to the Duncans, the storyline will focus on the relationship between Jim Williams and Danny Hansford.