Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway In THE DROWSY CHAPERONE? Barbra Streisand? Fred Schepisi Teases

Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway In THE DROWSY CHAPERONE? Barbra Streisand? Fred Schepisi TeasesIn a fascinating new interview, versatile director Fred Schepisi reveals new details on the forthcoming big screen edition of hit multi-Tony Award-winning musical THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and muses on casting for the film.

Schepisi states, "I'm going to do a musical called "The Drowsy Chaperone." It was on Broadway and is a fabulous musical that sort of takes the Mickey out of musicals, while enjoying being a musical."

Describing the plot, Schepisi says, "You're led through it by this lonely bugger who can't quite deal with the world, so he escapes into '20s musicals. He listens to them and they come to life for him."

As for casting, Schepisi comments, "We've got Geoffrey Rush in it, and Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway interested, and possibly Barbra Streisand. We'll see."

Check out the original article on the matter here.

Of note, BroadwayWorld exclusively confirmed the feature film adaptation plans with creator Bob Martin last year, as reported here.

So, would you like to see a movie musical edition of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway? What about the possibility of Barbra Streisand, as well?


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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.