Famed direc­tor seeks to work with Tom Cruise in mu­si­cal

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE in Los An­ge­les

Os­car-win­ning direc­tor Michel Hazanavi­cius­may take the helm of a com­edy-mu­si­cal fea­tur­ing Tom Cruise ti­tled Bob the­Mu­si­cal.

The French­man re­vealed he was un­der con­sid­er­a­tion for the job at a film fes­ti­val in Los An­ge­les.

“It is an amaz­ing, won­der­ful idea,” Hazanavi­cius says about the pos­si­bil­ity of do­ing the film.

The direc­tor, who won an Os­car for The Artist, spoke at the Col­coa French film fes­ti­val and says that he hopes to be in­volved in the project.

Bob the­Mu­si­cal is a Dis­ney film about a man who sees his life turned into mu­si­cal theater af­ter re­ceiv­ing a blow to the head, ac­cord­ing to Hol­ly­wood mag­a­zine TheWrap.

Hazanavi­cius says direc­tor and cast are dis­cus­sion.

The direc­tor of theOSS117 se­ries fea­tur­ing ac­tor Jean Du­jardin also hinted that there could be a third in­stall­ment of his po­lit­i­cally-in­cor­rect spy com­edy.

“I need to have a strong de­sire and good idea,” Hazanavi­cius says about the se­ries that par­o­dies the film’s still un­der se­cret agent James Bond with a sex­ist, racist and dim-wit­ted cen­tral char­ac­ter.

“Just to make money that would be the worst thing to do.”

Hazanavi­cius says the satire in his film has taken on a po­lit­i­cal tone with the rise of the “ex­treme right” in France.

“Now in France this kind of irony is ev­ery­where,” he says.

“And I’m not sure irony best an­swer.”

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