Sarah Jessica Parker
will likely turn down an opportunity to star opposite husband Matthew Broderick
in ABC's upcoming adaptation of the Broadway classic The Music Man
. The Sex and the City
heroine was approached to play Marian, the town librarian who captures the heart of con man Harold Hill (Broderick).
"I don't think [she's going to do it]," Broderick tells TV Guide Online. "But we'll have to wait and see. She hasn't decided. She has to figure out whether that would be a good thing for her, a good role for her."
The Ferris Bueller star reveals that the real-life couple actually are hoping to reunite for a TV remake of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, reprising the roles they played on Broadway. "We've been trying to get a chance to do that again on TV," says Broderick, who won a Tony for his portrayal of J. Pierrepont Finch in Business. "We'll do something together."
Well, there's always a chance Broderick could pop up on Parker's saucy HBO comedy. In fact, the only thing standing in the way of his Sex spot is scheduling. "I've had a couple of little chances, but it's never been where I was free at the right time. It just never worked out," he says. "[But] it might happen."
In the meantime, Broderick who appears alongside Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo in the Sundance smash You Can Count on Me (opening Nov. 10) will return to the stage in a musical adaptation of Mel Brooks's cult film, The Producers. After a three-week tryout in Chicago beginning Feb. 1, the show which also stars Nathan Lane heads to Broadway for a six-month run.
And even though production of The Music Man won't get underway until later next year, Broderick already has visions of "Shipoopi" dancing in his head. "I loved [Music Man] since I was a kid," says GQ's Man of the Year for theater, adding that he plans to approach the project with an open mind. "I want to try and keep myself from watching Robert Preston's movie [version] for a little while and even if it's bad just try to make it [my] own."