Famed director seeks to work with Tom Cruise in musical
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.”