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Bourne, Bacharach on BBC Films docket

17 May 2009 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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Cannes -- It's a right old song and dance at BBC Films, which has a piece from choreographer Matthew Bourne and a musical based on the works of composer Burt Bacharach on its development slate.

Bourne, who brought "Edward Scissorhands" to the West End stage before touring the U.S., is providing creative input and a slew of dance ideas for BBC Films, which plans to turn the choreographer into a big-screen director.

The pubcaster's filmmaking unit also is in early development on a project full of Bacharach tunes, with David Heyman at Heyday Films producing.

The BBC unit, which reorganized its management team just more than a month ago, also is gearing up to finance and produce "West Is West," billed as a companion piece to 1999's U.K. boxoffice and critical hit "East Is East," penned by Ayub Khan-Din.

"West" follows the story of the original film's U. »

- By Stuart Kemp

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