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French hit film Amelie to become Broadway musical

Published on Aug 23, 2013 11:40 AM
Cinema still: Amelie starring Audrey Tautou. -- PHOTO: MIRMAX FILM CORP

NEW YORK CITY, New York (AFP) - The 2001 hit French film Amelie, beloved by audiences at home and abroad, is headed for Broadway, according to United States (US) composer Dan Messe.

Few other details have emerged on the stage version of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's internationally acclaimed film, which cast a nostalgic eye on contemporary Paris and catapulted actress Audrey Tautou to stardom.

"So not the best kept secret, but still I'm happy to announce that I've been commissioned to adapt the film Amelie for Broadway," Messe wrote on his band Hem's Facebook page last week, after several leaks in the trade press.

Messe will collaborate with playwright Craig Lucas and composer Nathan Tysen on the adaptation, according to the post.

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