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Soderbergh to direct 3-D rock musical about Cleopatra

Old 10-24-08, 05:24 PM
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Soderbergh to direct 3-D rock musical about Cleopatra

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For his next directing effort, Steven Soderbergh is plotting a 3-D live-action rock íní roll musical about Cleopatra.

He is courting Catherine Zeta-Jones to play the Egyptian queen and Hugh Jackman to play her lover, Marc Antony.

The $30 million "Cleo" will be shopped for financing and distribution within the next two weeks. Greg Jacobs is producing with Casey Silver.

The music has been written by the indie rock band Guided by Voices, and the script is by James Greer, a former bass player for the band and an author.

While Soderbergh has recently done a spate of wildly different projects, this one will be his first full-blown musical.
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Old 10-24-08, 06:37 PM
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This sounds pretty off-the-wall but I'm down for anything Soderbergh.
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Old 10-24-08, 07:07 PM
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The $30 million "Cleo" will be shopped for financing and distribution within the next two weeks
So that's a 3-D period-piece rock opera with Hugh Jackman and Catherine Zeta-Jones the expect to make for $30 million dollars? Unless they're shooting it with hand held HD camcorders on a high school stage, I think they've seriously underestimated their budget.
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I saw the title and read Spielberg and said "Wha! ugh . . . "

I looked closer saw Soderberg and said "cool!"
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Re: Soderberg to direct 3-D rock musical about Cleopatra

Jackman is out.
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Re: Soderberg to direct 3-D rock musical about Cleopatra

another for Guided By Voices
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