The King's Speech

, the heartwarming (and very, very British tale) of King George VI (played by Colin Firth) learning to overcome his stutter, which picked up the Best Picture Oscar last year, is coming to the Great White Way. Will there be song and dance?

Sadly, no. As it turns out, screenwriter David Seidler, who also won an Oscar, wrote the story as a screenplay after he wrote it as a play. Producer Michael Alden says the play will be "less of an adaptation and more of an alternative presentation," and added that the play will "delve a bit more into some of the political backdrop of the time."

The play, directed by Adrian Noble (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), will have a London-based run during the first half of 2012, and is scheduled to arrive here next fall. No cast has been announced yet, though Alden said that none of the actors from the film are slated to appear, which leaves us free to speculate: Mark Rylance? Donald Glover? James Franco? HARVEY FIERSTEIN?! The possibilities are endless!