Bill Condon Set To Direct A STAR IS BORN

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A Star Is Born a new stage play based on the Judy Garland classic musical film has found a director.

Bill Condon has signed on to direct the Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures project fresh from directing of the live action Beauty and the Beast which stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The original film was directed by George Cukor and starred Garland starred as a young showgirl taken under the wing of a faded matinee idol, played by James Mason. They marry, but as she finds soaring fame as a singer and actress, his career continues to spiral downward due to age and alcoholism.

SOURCE: HollywoodReporter.com

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