Porgy and Bess Movie

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Porgy and Bess movie is currently in Development

February 13, 2020 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Who's Involved:

Charles Winkler, Irwin Winkler

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Porgy and Bess Plot: What's the story?

Porgy, a disabled black beggar who lives in the slums of Charleston, S.C., attempts to rescue Bess from the clutches of Crown, her violent and possessive lover, and Sportin' Life, the drug dealer.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Porgy and Bess?

  1. The film rights were acquired from George Gershwin Estate (2/13/2020). Opera composed by George Gershwin with libretto by Heyward and lyricist Ira Gershwin.
  2. Based on the 1935 opera/play by George and Ira Gershwin.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Porgy and Bess?

A look at the Porgy and Bess behind-the-scenes crew and production team.




Charles Winkler
Irwin Winkler

Production Companies

Phoenix Pictures (Former)

Winkler Films

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Production Timeline: When did the Porgy and Bess come together?

On or about February 13, 2020 • The film was in Development status.

On or about April 7, 2013 • The film was in Development status.

On or about April 7, 2013 • The film was in Announced status.

Porgy and Bess Release Date: When is it coming out?

Porgy and Bess is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
United States

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