Today : Tuesday - Sep 02, 2014, 07:33pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Intelligence Bureau Special Director Rajendra Kumar will not be named in the Central Bureau of Investigation's first chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, according to sources. Sources say the CBI needs more time to investigate the alleged conspiracy behind the encounter.

Entertainment News
 

MJ wanted 'The Phantom of the Opera' film role

Monday - Jul 04, 2011, 03:37pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]
Sydney - Theatre impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that the late Michael Jackson wanted a role in a film version of his classic musical 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

The critically-acclaimed composer said that Jackson stopped by the Broadway production of Phantom several times after it opened in 1986, and the King of Pop was so enthralled by the show that he approached Webber and discussed the possibility of starring in a movie adaptation.

Plans for a film version of the musical were announced in 1989 and Webber admitted that he was serious about casting the late pop superstar as the Phantom, but fears about the impact on the theatrical productions caused the project to be put on hold.

"People in those days were very worried that a film, if it was made, would destroy the Broadway or the West End show, and everybody would just go and see the movie," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Webber as telling CNN host Piers Morgan.

"In fact, it's been proven to be completely the other way around. If you make a movie, it's just a great help for the theatre. But goodness knows what it would've been like,' added Webber.

The 'Phantom of the Opera' movie was finally released in 2004, with Scottish star Gerard Butler in the lead role, but the film drew largely negative reviews for its screenplay and direction by filmmaker Joel Schumacher.





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus


Related Articles:
» Fast and Furious 6` tops weekend box office charts again
» Iron Man 3` tops weekend box office with second-best film opening of $175.3m
» 'Avengers 2' teaser to come out with 'Iron Man 3'
» Charlie Sheen defends LiLo for her antics on `Anger Management` set
» Sharon Stone counter-sues ex nanny over loan claim
» Angelina Jolie urges to end sexual violence in military conflicts
» R-Patz spends 30k pounds on b’day present for K-Stew
» `Dirty Dancing` crowned most iconic movie dance moment of all time
» 'Zero Dark Thirty' - an attempt at self-aggrandisement
» Skyfall` nominated for Producers Guild of America Awards
» The Hobbit` rules weekend box office for 3rd week with $10.8b revenue
» Scary Movie 5' producers annoy Lohan
» Hulk Hogan plans legal action over sex tape
» Sofia Vergara turns producer?
» Kardashian wants next wedding on island
» How Taylor Swift calms down
» Gaga poses topless
» Cole is happy in love
» TomKat’s marriage `doomed 6 months before split`
» Dr. Conrad Murray to be released from jail in December?
» Diaz not keen to marry
» Pattinson and Stewart have romantic dinner date
» Melissa injured during film shoot
» Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson set to promote `Breaking Dawn Pt 2` together
» I was forced to shed weight: Aguilera


Other Articles:
After clothes, designer Jaya launches accessory range (4th Jul, 2011)
Carter likely to sue tabloid over Jackson remark (4th Jul, 2011)
`Delhi Belly' gets bitter censor pill in Nepal (4th Jul, 2011)
Ashley to remarry Cheryl (4th Jul, 2011)
Bipasha gets bolder, gets navel pierced (4th Jul, 2011)
After 40 years, Big B to visit Ajmer dargah (4th Jul, 2011)
When Daniel Craig left ex Satsuki Mitchell ‘absolutely bewildered’ (4th Jul, 2011)
‘Jackass’ star Wade’s track to honour ‘late friend and fan’ Ryan Dunn (4th Jul, 2011)
Newly-wed Moss, Hince thank villagers for cooperation with champagne (4th Jul, 2011)
Sean Kingston ‘to return to music after 100 pc wrist heeling’ (4th Jul, 2011)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ‘waiting for Prince Harry’s proposal’ (4th Jul, 2011)
US firm suing Britney Spears demands she be deposed (4th Jul, 2011)
Nicolas Cage settles ‘Vampire cash’ lawsuit (4th Jul, 2011)
Larry Flynt’s daughter sued for ‘sexually groping’ male employee for 2yrs (4th Jul, 2011)
Not bothered about what people think: Liz Hurley (4th Jul, 2011)
Fans impress Lavigne with her tattoo on their bodies (4th Jul, 2011)
Pritam regrets not doing Bhansali film (4th Jul, 2011)
'5Ters...', a 3D animation film by computer whizkids (4th Jul, 2011)
Vishal Karwal doesn't want to play oldie on screen (4th Jul, 2011)
9 to 12' an enjoyable suspense thriller (4th Jul, 2011)
'Delhi Belly' minting money (4th Jul, 2011)
Abhinav Sharma wins Ratan's hand in 'Ratan Ka Rishta' (4th Jul, 2011)
Ashley Cole to open nightclub with Jay Z (4th Jul, 2011)
Blake Lively to become Stella McCartney’s brand ambassador (4th Jul, 2011)
J.Lo launches new perfume ‘Love and Light’ with mum (4th Jul, 2011)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use