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'Mean Girls' Plus 'Les Miserables' Equals 'Les Mean Girls' Meme Fare

The connection between those sassy "Mean Girls" and the downtrodden of "Les Miserables" is a lot stronger than Amanda Seyfried's long, blonde locks. Oh yes. Now that Tina Fey's trying to re-work the zingers of her old high school clique comedy into song lyrics (go Tina, go!), the comparisons are becoming oh-so-clear.

We smell a crossover. Get More »

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Will We Finally See 'The Book of Mormon' on the Big Screen?

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The Latter-Day Saints probably aren't going to be too happy about this one.

"South Park's" dynamic duo Trey Parker and Matt Stone are ready to make movie mischief once again, and this time their target is "The Book of Mormon."

The movie adaptation of the much-applauded musical has been long rumored, but this time it seems a little more legit: Parker and Stone have announced their plans to develop their very own little - big, actually, since they've reportedly got $300 million to play with - Important Studio, and project number one on their list is an adaptation of their satirical smash Broadway musical. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Denver Post

Adam Lambert Thinks 'Les Misérables' Sucks

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Hollywood can be a pretty cutthroat place, but as vicious as actors can sometimes be, there's one group even more cutthroat: Theater nerds. And never has this been more evident than this week, as former "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert, the Guyliner Godfather himself, took to Twitter to let the world know that he basically thinks Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of "Les Misérables" sucks.

And his prime target? Russell Crowe, better known to most as the lead singer of the hit Australian rock band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. That's what he's famous for, right? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Entertainment Weekly

'Anchorman 2' Is Going to Be a Musical. Why the Hell Not?

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Say what you will about Will Ferrell, but the guy is willing to take risks. For proof, you need look no further than "Casa de mi Padre," which was done entirely in Spanish. If he thinks something is funny, he does it and lets the chips fall where they may.

All of which is our way of preparing you for this: According to indieWire, "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is going to be a musical.

Yup. That just happened. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: indieWire

Is the World Ready For 'Twilight: The Musical?'

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"
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Gleeks and Twihards are two of the most passionate fan bases in the world, but usually you don't think of the two together. That's about to change in a very big way, though -- and the world of fandom may never be the same.

It's time for "Twilight: The Musical."

Before we get into the deets, let's make this clear: Stephenie Meyer is very much not involved in this effort, nor is anyone from "Glee." Instead, it's an unauthorized off-Broadway look not just at her "Twilight" stories, but also at how fans have become obessed with the Summit film adaptations and the characters of Edward, Bella and Jacob. In song. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News Twilight | Source: Playbill

Anne Hathaway Will Sing in 'Les Miserables'

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UPDATE: If you've dreamed a dream of Anne Hathaway appearing in the movie adaptation of "Les Miserables," you're in luck. According to Deadline, the actress has just signed on the dotted line to play Fantine.

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Ever since she belted out her own version of "On My Own" to Hugh Jackman at the Oscars back in February, Anne Hathaway has been slinking toward a more bona fide Broadway role.

Now, she may be one (big) step closer to realizing this dream, thanks in part to Jackman himself. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Broadway World

Sheryl Crow's Newest Venue: Broadway's 'Diner'

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Barry Levinson is heading back to the "Diner" for a second helping and this time around, the dishes are going to be served up by Sheryl Crow.

Levinson may be best known for directing '80s film classics like "Rain Man," "Good Morning Vietnam" and 'The Natural," but now, like Spider-Man, he's going to try his hand at Broadway, as indieWire is reporting he's in the process of adapting his 1982 hit "Diner" as a musical, with original tunes to be provided by Crow.

We're going to guess that most of you don't exactly have "Diner" at the top of your Netflix queue right now, so here's the scoop: A surprise indie hit when it arrived in theaters 30 years ago, "Diner" tells the story of a group of dudes trying to score with the ladies in the still-repressed late 1950s. Among the future stars who spend their time hanging out talking about chicks? Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser and Daniel Stern. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: IndieWire

Green Day's 'American Idiot' (and Billie Joe!) to Jump from Broadway to Big Screen

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UPDATE: Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong indeed will be playing the pivotal role of St. Jimmy in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, "American Idiot," THR reports. He occassionally guest-starred in the part on stage.

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Can you still be "punk" if you're concept album launched a Broadway musical and is being adapted by the guy who wrote "Milk" into a feature film? Probably not -- but that isn't a concern for Green Day, the rock band that formed in the '80s and has evolved into a full-on media empire since.

Welcome to paradise, indeed.

Green Day's recent foray into the musical theater world, "American Idiot," has been picked up by Universal for the cinematic treatment, according to Deadline. Get More »

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Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift Tuning Up for 'Rock of Ages' Movie?

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A movie featuring Tom Cruise in a mullet and Taylor Swift in acid-washed jeans? We're so there!

The Playlist reports that both stars are being wooed to headline a big-screen adaptation of Broadway's "Rock of Ages."

The '80s era musical tells the story of a small-town Kansas girl who moves to Hollywood to make it big, and falls in love with a rocker while tending bar at a club. In the middle of all of this, they sport Spandex, big hair, and belt out tunes by Whitesnake, Poison, Journey and other once-hot hair bands. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Playlist

'Glee' Creator to Revamp 'Rocky Horror' for Big Screen?

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Following an homage on TV's "Glee," series creator Ryan Murphy may be taking "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in a new direction. According to Deadline.com, Murphy is being wooed by Fox 2000 to direct a feature-film remake of the 1975 cult classic.

The original flick – which starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as Janet and Brad, a newly engaged couple who turn up at the castle of campy Transylvanian transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) after their tire goes flat – went on to spawn interactive midnight screenings and still draws crowds today. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline.com
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