McG Plans “Spring Awakening” Film

“Charlie’s Angels” and “Terminator Salvation” director McG is in talks to turn Broadway rock musical “Spring Awakening” into a feature film says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in 19th-century Germany, the coming-of-age story follows a group of teens discovering their sexuality and dealing with high-wire topics like masturbation, abortion, rape and suicide.

Sater and rocker Duncan Sheik based the musical on an 1891 German play and their resulting work resulted in a runaway Broadway success.

Original book and lyrics writer Steven Sater is developing the film with McG who is attached to direct and produce.