Cameron Mackintosh Eyes MY FAIR LADY and OLIVER! Remakes, MISS SAIGON Film
Hot on the heels of Les Miserables' box office success, Broadway producer Cameron Mackintosh has set his sights on a film version of Miss Saigon, according to the Associated Press. He also told the AP in an interview that he wants to revisit My Fair Lady ("One day", Mackintosh said) and Oliver!, but conceded that the role of Fagin, which is extremely difficult to cast, may prove daunting.
"Even if I don't have a big success, people coming to my shows go, 'It will be done right'," he told the AP in an interview. "You can't say it will be a success, but I will have made sure that it couldn't be better."
The British producer, partially responsible for revolutionizing both Broadway and Times Square itself, has mounted such productions as Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Carousel, and Hair.
Mackintosh, age 67, relies on his West End theatres and productions being mounted worldwide to keep him involved in the theatre world. "I thought I'd have an excuse to go to the theater, an excuse to chat with people about this show or that show," he said.
"These days, if he's not reimagining a previous hit, he's making sure the existing one is taken care of", says Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press. "That means checking on the new U.S. tour of 'The Phantom of the Opera' or 'Barnum' on its U.K. tour or 'Les Miserables' in Spain."
If the stars align, Mackintosh could be checking up on new productions of Oliver! and My Fair Lady - or even stopping by a Miss Saigon film set. Nothing's certain, but Mackintosh is hopeful. "If it's meant to be, it's meant to be," he said.
Check out the full interview with the Associated Press here.
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