People: May 22, 2000

THE NEW CATS?

It is the average politician whose life inspires a Movie of the Week. It takes an individual of uncommon theatricality, flamboyance and self-regard to let his life serve as the basis for an all-singing, all-dancing revue. And so it was announced that Minnesota Governor JESSE VENTURA had signed over the rights to his life story to be adapted for a Broadway musical, tentatively titled The Body Ventura. The idea was hatched by Pierre Cossette, who produced The Will Rogers Follies and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Cossette plans to mount the production within 18 months, and has spoken with Baywatch...

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