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Bryan Singer Tapped for Fosse Feature

Bryan Singer Tapped for Fosse Feature

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X-Men director Bryan Singer is set to direct a film biography of the late Bob Fosse, a truly legendary figure in entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Out producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will oversee the production based on Bye, Bye Life: The Loves and Deaths of Bob Fosse, a forthcoming biography from Sam Wasson. Meron and Zadan are no strangers to Fosse, as they sheperded the Oscar-winning film version of Chicago, adapted from Fosse's stage production.

While Fosse is synonymous with his instantly recognizable choreography, featuring jazz hands and hip thrusts, he was also a very accomplished director. Many of his most acclaimed projects were based on the true stories of artists and entertainers, including the 1972 film adaptation of Cabaret, winner of eight Academy Awards, inspired by the life of Christopher Isherwood. Fosse followed this success with 1974's Lenny, a biography of comedian Lenny Bruce, 1979's semiautobiographical All That Jazz, and 1983's Star 80, about slain Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten. While Fosse directed only five films, his track record was impressive, with three of the films (Cabaret, Lenny, and All That Jazz) nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

Fosse also achieved the rare feat of winning Best Director awards for three different mediums in the same year. In 1973 he received the Tony award for directing the Broadway production of Pippin, an Emmy award for the television concert Liza With a Z, and the Academy Award for Cabaret.
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