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Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom's Becoming A Musical!

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YES! YES! YES!

If you haven't seen Strictly Ballroom, get on your Netflix queue right now and order it. It's like Moulin Rouge meets Dirty Dancing meets The Cutting Edge with Australian accents! Superb!

Baz Luhrmann's bringing his directorial debut to the live stage (as he always intended), announcing that a stage musical version of Strictly Ballroom will premiere at Sydney's Lyric Theatre in September 2013. The details of the show are being kept very close to the vest with no word on who will star, what songwriting team will compose the score or if Baz will use existing popular music in the show as he's done with his other musicals.

We don't know - it's been a long time since someone has covered Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time! Might be time for a resurgence!

Whatever he plans to do, however he approaches the project, we have nothing but confidence that this is going to be spectacular, spectacular. He's always said that Ballroom is his most "personal" piece, so we know he's going to do right by it!

We're excited!!! Are U???

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Baz Luhrmann WILL Direct The Great Gatsby

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This is GREAT news!

Last week, we were disappointed to hear that Baz Luhrmann was having second thoughts about directing The Great Gatsby, but now it looks like he will in fact stay on project!

Warner Bros is currently in talks to finance and take on worldwide distribution of Gatsby, and sources say that WB wanted to be "in business" with Luhrmann.

We're really happy to hear this! As long as Baz veers away from Australia territory and shows us the directing skillz he used on Moulin Rouge! and Strictly Ballroom, we're sure we won't be disappointed.

Do U think Baz will do Gatsby justice?

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Strictly Ballroom Becoming A Stage Musical!

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He's going back to his roots! We don't blame him, after that shiteous Australia movie!

Director Baz Luhrmann is reportedly adapting his film debut, Strictly Ballroom, into a stage musical!

He reveals in a statement:

"After years of talk about bringing Strictly Ballroom to the musical stage, I'm energized by the partnership we have made with Global Creatures, an Australian company that has made a giant impression on the world's stages over the last 3 years. Strictly Ballroom has always been very personal to me, the genesis drawn from my childhood experience in the world of ballroom dancing. The creative and life ideals of the story, that being that a life lived in fear is a life half lived; and creativity triumphing over creative oppression, the belief there's always more than just one way to cha cha cha, are ideals I live and create by to this day."

In an interesting twist, Luhrmann wrote the original script as a stage play while he was studying at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art, so we think that will definitely help the adaptation process along this time around!

We LOVE the movie, so we're psyched that he's bringing it to the stage!

What do U think??

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