Monday, November 10, 2008

Other movie news

Steven Soderbergh is directing a new musical based on the life of Cleopatra.

The musical is budgeted for $30 million. Soderbergh hopes to cast Catherine Zeta-Jones and Hugh Jackman.

The musical will be shot in 3-D (the first 3-D musical since "Kiss Me Kate"?)

Soderbergh has compared this project with "an Elvis musical."

Great. So we can expect one of the following:

a) "Jailhouse Rock" meets the Liz Taylor/Richard Burton epic;

b) "Girls! Girls! Girls!" meets George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra";

c) "Viva Las Vegas" meets Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra"; or

d) some combination of all of the above.

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