“Dreamgirls” director Bill Condon and producer Larry Mark are re-teaming for the dark comedy/romance musical “The Song is You” for Focus Features says Deadline Hollywood.
Based on the Arthur Phillips novel, the story is a kind of “Once” meets “A Star is Born” story of a man who ties in key events of his life with certain songs.
After his family falls apart and he thinks music has lost its hold on him, he finds a renewal in his budding romance with a rising flame-haired Irish rock singer even though the pair have never actually met. As feelings grow, the distance between them becomes impossible to maintain.
Condon will write the script and direct the project. No word as yet on a production date.