Few films bring us as much joy as Singin’ in the Rain. According to ShowBiz411, director Stanley Donen has a new movie on the way — his first time behind the camera since a 1999 TV movie and almost 30 years since his last theatrical feature, Blame It on Rio. The new project is cowritten with his significant other, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and The Heartbreak Kid director Elaine May, and will be produced by Mike Nichols.
The legendary partnership is promising a “wry” comedic tale about the making of a movie and everything that goes wrong with it — a familiar formula, but a welcome one. Other details are sparse so far, but the website does reveal a list of names who read for investors: Christopher Walken, Charles Grodin, Ron Rifkin and Jeannie Berlin (May’s daughter). We can’t imagine better news today, really. As 411 says, “This is like the group from Mount Rushmore coming back for one new hurrah.” Feel free to share your excitement about what will surely be a spectacular project from a strong comedy pedigree, below.
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