Lea Michele Could Reprise Her Iconic Broadway Role in 'Spring Awakening' Movie

February 10, 2012 03:26:05 GMT

The Rachel Berry of 'Glee' is in talks with director McG to star as Wendla in the big screen version of the famous play, which centers on a group of teenagers dealing with sexual issues.


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Lea Michele is close to reprise her iconic Broadway role as Wendla in a big screen version of "Spring Awakening". E! News reported that the Rachel Berry of "Glee" is in talks with director McG to tackle the female lead part in the forthcoming musical pic.

"We're talking to Lea Michele because she made the role of Wendla famous and we'll see if that pans out and works with the timing of her schedule on ['Glee']," said the director of "This Means War". He gushed, "I love Lea; we've talked about it."

McG added, "When I first got turned onto the show shw was in it so it's her voice that echoes in my heart. I really think she's wonderful and we'll see where it takes us." Of the project itself, he said, "It's very similar to the [stage] production. We're probably going to shoot it in Eastern Europe and it's a very true adaptation of what it is with a little Baz Luhrman thrown in."

"Spring Awakening" is a hit Broadway play that has won eight Tony Awards in 2007. The story is based on the 1891 German play of the same title, which follows a group of teenagers who deal with such issues as abortion, rape, suicide, masturbation and even some S&M.

Michele herself has previously been said to be eyeing the role of Eponine in a movie adaptation of "Les Miserables". Along with Taylor Swift, Evan Rachel Wood and Scarlett Johansson, she reportedly raced for the part but none of them snatched the coveted role since producer Cameron Mackintosh chose Samantha Barks to play Eponine.

After starring in star-studded romantic comedy "New Year's Eve" in late 2011, Michele will next be taking part in the voice cast of animated film "Dorothy of OZ".

© AceShowbiz.com




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