3 items from 2009
Picking Daniels is a great choice! His film "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire" is a fantastic film, and sure to win some Oscar nods including Mo'Nique, yes, Mo'Nique, for Best Supporting Actress!
Wagner is producing the musical through her Chestnut Ridge Productions.
Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of the original Broadway musical, is producing the film with Wagner.
Variety is saying that depending on the script and financial discussions, the film will go into production next year for 2011 release.
I love "Miss Saigon!" I saw it, probably 5 times, and I memorized all the songs! »
Director Lee Daniels is looking to remake hit stage musical Miss Saigon for the big screen.
The filmmaker is considering adapting the Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boubill show for Hollywood, according to ComingSoon.net.
Daniels' latest work on gritty new drama Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, which stars Mo'Nique, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey, has earned him critical acclaim on the film festival circuit. »
Having directed Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire , one of the most buzzed about movies on the festival circuit this year, the world is clearly Lee Daniels' oyster even before the movie has received its theatrical release and he's already thinking about what to tackle next with two specific projects in mind. The one that's likely to get the most immediate interest (if it happens) is Daniels' thoughts about directing a movie based on the hit musical Miss Saigon . Written by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, the musical set in Southeast Asia premiered in London's West End before opening on Broadway where it would run for ten years and 4,062 performances, making it the tenth-longest running musical in Broadway history. (It also won three Tony awards.) »
3 items from 2009