April 3, 2003


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Hollywood Goes Musical

Moulin Rouge and Chicago were hit musicals. And as usual, Hollywood plans to milk their latest phenomenon dry. Fresh off their Oscar winning product Chicago, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meronn have signed on with Paramount Pictures to produce an updated version of the 1984 movie Footloose, according to Daily Variety. Other musicals already in the works include a Joel Schumacher directed offering of the Andrew Lloyd Webber sensation Phantom of the Opera that has been running on Broadway for a number of years.