A crowdfunding project has been launched for a new musical about Martin Shkreli, the controversial pharmaceutical CEO who bought a one-of-a-kind Wu Tang Clan album for $2 million last year.
Last December, Shkreli purchased the sole copy of ‘Once Up A Time in Shaolin’ from the hip-hop group, having already made headlines following his decision to raise the price of AIDS drug Daraprim.
A new musical called Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan is now in the works and has been described as “a new musical caper comedy”. It’s written by Lauren Gundrum and Joel Esher and is set to be premiered at New York’s Midtown International Theatre Festival this July.
The plot is said to be “based on some crazy true events that went down between Wu-Tang and Martin Shkreli last year”, with its title referring to a hoax that alleged that the album could be stolen back by Wu-Tang in a “heist or caper” involving Bill Murray.
As Fact notes, auditions are currently being held for the roles of Skhreli, Murray, plus RZA, Ghostface Killah and the other members of Wu-Tang Clan (including the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard).
See the IndieGoGo page for the musical here. Funds are being raised to cover expenses.
Shkreli has said that he is willing to play himself in the musical.