R Kelly is really milking the return of Trapped in the Closet. Not only did he get IFC to produce 32 new chapters, with an additional 85 on the way, but now he’s working on a musical and a book (!)
“To transform it into a Broadway version, that’s what I’m working on,” Kelly revealed during a recent press event for the IFC Series. While no details were given, his spokesperson later told The New York Times that a Broadway adaptation is “a very real possibility we are exploring.”
Kelly was much more candid about the book, telling Fast Company that it’s a “prequel meeting the sequel.”
The ‘Trapped in the Closet’ book you see as an infomercial in the new chapters is a book that’s on its way, that I’m writing. I know where Chuck was before he met Rufus. I know what was happening before they actually met. I know what happened with Bridget and the midget and everybody else’s situation. So I feel like the fans have supported ‘Trapped in the Closet,’ so I feel like it’s time to introduce them to these people before what they saw. It’s the prequel meeting the sequel. You’ll get to find out a lot of things you don’t know, or that you can’t know, unless you read the book or unless I tell you– so I decided to do a book on it.”
No word on when either project will see light, but we’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, IFC.com is revealing one new chapter of Trapped in the Closet each day. Click here to watch.