Thankfully, that strange and delightful premise could soon become a reality, thanks to a brand new musical and crowdfunding campaign.
The brainchild of writers Lauren Gundrum and Joel Esher, the theatrical piece is based on the true events that transpired in late 2015.
As you may recall, last November Wu-Tang auctioned off their one-of-a-kind album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin for a hefty $2 million. Unfortunately, the man behind the purchase was notorious doucheface and “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli, who’d recently become a bonafide supervillian for jacking up the price of an AIDS drug by 5000%.
And as if he wasn’t already the most hated man in America, he then tried to get people to hate him even more by threatening to destroy the album #ledouche.
As Complex reports, soon after he took ownership of the LP, someone leaked a document that was supposedly a part of Shkreli’s contract with Wu-Tang, which included a clause that allowed the “Wu-Tang Clan and/or actor Bill Murray” to “legally plan and attempt to execute one (1) heist or caper to steal back Once Upon Upon A Time In Shaolin, which, if successful, would return all ownership rights to the seller”.
Sadly, it turned out not to be legit, but on the bright side it gave us an excellent animation bringing the Bill Murray/Wu-Tang Clan album heist to life and – now – this new musical.
The show, dubbed Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan, has just been accepted to the Midtown International Theater Festival, and writers Gundrum and Esher have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help make their dream a reality.
They’ve currently raised about $1,270 of their campaign target. And if you’d like to help bring this incredible premise to live through the magic of musical theatre – and subject that jerk Shkreli to even more public humiliation – you can donate to their IndieGoGo page here.