Placeholder Productions has not been granted rights for Bond musical, says MGM

Danjaq and MGM have stated they have not licensed any rights to Merry Saltzman or her production company to create a James Bond musical.
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Placeholder Productions has not secured the rights to launch a James Bond musical, according to MGM.

Reports earlier this week claimed the company, owned by Merry Saltzman (the daughter of Bond producer Harry Saltzman), had secured the rights to launch James Bond: The Musical.

"Production schedules and trial runs are still being worked out in anticipation of a late 2017/early 2018 opening on Broadway or in Las Vegas at a venue to be announced," said Saltzman.

However, on the offical James Bond Facebook page, a statement read: 'Danjaq LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc confirm they have not licensed any rights to Merry Saltzman or her production company to create a James Bond musical.

'Danjaq and MGM jointly control all live stage rights in the Bond franchise, and therefore no James Bond stage show may be produced without their permission.'

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