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‘Amelie’ to Be Adapted for Broadway

Following in the footsteps of movies-turned-musicals such as “Kinky Boots” and “Billy Elliot,” an adaptation of the 2001 French filmAmelie” is aimed at Broadway.

Dan Messe of the Brooklyn-based indie band Hem has been tapped to compose, and he made the announcement on his band’s Facebook page.

“So not the best kept secret, but still I’m happy to announce that I’ve been commissioned to adapt the film ‘Amelie’ for Broadway,” he wrote Aug. 13.

Playwright Craig Lucas and co-lyricist Nathan Tysen are set to co-write the musical.

The movie followed Audrey Tautou as the title character, a young waitress in a whimsical version of Paris. The Jean-Pierre Jeunet-directed movie was a commercial and critical success, garnering five Oscar nominations and grossing $173.9 million worldwide.

Though the Paris-inspired score is one of the most iconic aspects of the film, Messe recently told Paste magazine that he isn’t interested in doing Parisian music.

Messe and the other members of Hem previously worked with the Public Theater on a production of “Twelfth Night” in Central Park in 2009. He plans to have the first draft of the “Amelie” tuner in by Labor Day.

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