No 'SOUND OF MUSIC' Remake For Cameron Diaz
For the last few years the rumor mill has reported that Cameron Diaz would be starring in a remake of the Oscar-winning 1965 movie musical The Sound of Music. It all started when Julie Andrews, who played the iconic role of Maria in the original classic screen version of 'Music', declared that she would love to see Cameron Diaz play the character in a remake.
Andrews and Diaz worked together on the Shrek series of hit films, Andrews' voiced Queen Lillian, while Diaz voiced Princess Fiona.
Diaz, while flattered, announced to ContactMusic.com that, "I don't know if I would do it because that is one of those awe-striking moments. Julie is amazing and I don't know if I could follow an act like that. I worked with her on Shrek. I got to spend some time with her during the press tour and she is just the epitome of grace and elegance so I'm very flattered that she even said that." To read the full scoop click here.
The Sound of Music, was directed by Robert Wise and adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway show based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. The film starred Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Peggy Wood, and Eleanor Parker.
The Sound of Music opened in March of 1965 and became a sensation. The movie version - like the stage musical - proved to be an enduring audience favorite. It went on to win 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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