Movie Musicals Are Alive and Well: Gyllenhaal and Carrey’s Damn Yankees Moves Forward; Crowe and Beyonce for A Star Is Born?
Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Nine may have crapped out at the box office last year, but the movie musical isn’t dead by a long shot. There has been news this week that Russell Crowe may be the comically unlikely leading man to appear opposite Beyonce in a new version of A Star is Born, for one. (That may end up being a romantic drama with musical overtones, rather than a full-on musical.) And now a report says that New Line is tapping Bandslam director Todd Graf to oversee the new film version of Damn Yankees, which has long had Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal attached. Read More »