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John Legend Is Making a Modern-Day 'Phantom of the Opera' Movie Musical

John Legend Is Making a Modern-Day 'Phantom of the Opera' Movie Musical

John Legend will be bringing a modern-day take on The Phantom of the Opera to the big screen.

The EGOT winner is part of the producing team behind the reimagining of the classic horror story and The Hollywood Reporter says it will be a “musical and modern update.”

While The Phantom of the Opera is already a smash-hit Broadway musical, which has received a movie adaptation, it appears that this project has no connection.

The classic novel by Gaston Leroux tells “the tale of a masked murderer who stalks a Paris opera house and tragically falls in love with a gifted understudy whom he tries to bend to his will and make a star, killing those who get in his way.” The new tale is “set in New Orleans and will take in all of the city’s mystique.”

Click inside to read more about the movie…

Screenwriter John Fusco will write the script and he said, “I have long wanted to explore The Phantom of the Opera in a contemporary and new way and in a French Quarter setting. New Orleans is not only known as America’s most haunted city, but the music, Creole culture, voodoo mystique and the pageantry of Mardi Gras, inspire a natural adaptation of the original Paris setting.”

John will produce the movie with Harvey Mason Jr. and Mike Jackson.

It’s not clear if John will be writing music for the movie or appearing in it.

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