Saturday, January 22

Bob Fosse Biopic Movie

A new feature-length biopic film about the life and work of the legendary dancer, director and choreographer Bob Fosse is in the early stages of development with producers Craig Zadan and Neil MeronBryan Singer (X-Men) will direct. directing.

The producers’ new Footloose movie musical is due for release in the autumn and they were also responsible for the song-filled "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows” and were among the producers of the films "Hairspray" and the Oscar-winning "Chicago." They produced Broadway's recent Promises, Promises and are among the lead producers of the new Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Bob Fosse began his career as a dancer in burlesque, on stage and screen before becoming a choreographer (Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game) and a director-choreographer (Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago, Dancin'). He moved into film, directing Cabaret (which won him an Oscar for Best Director), Lenny, Star 80 and the autobiographical All That Jazz  for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Screenplay and Director.

Fosse died of a heart ailment in 1987 while he was overseeing the tour of his Broadway revival of Sweet Charity

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