Bryan Singer to Direct Bob Fosse Biopic for HBO

     January 19, 2011

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Bryan Singer is a very busy man. In addition to producing X-Men: First Class and gearing up to direct the big budget Jack the Giant Killer, the X-Men director will also be readying a biopic about infamous director/choreographer/dancer/screenwriter Bob Fosse.  Fosse is best known for creating his own signature choreography (Jazz hands!) in both Broadway productions and films. His filmography includes Sweet Charity, the semi-autobiographical All That Jazz, and Cabaret (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director, as well as Best Picture), and created the stage production of Chicago.

THR reports that Singer will adapt the project from Sam Wasson’s forthcoming biography Bye, Bye Life: The Loves and Deaths of Bob Fosse. Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (Hairspray, Chicago) will produce the project for HBO Films.  Although Singer has yet to tackle such musical material, Fosse’s extremely animated lifestyle (as evidenced in All That Jazz) is sure to make for one hell of a biopic.

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