Michelle Williams has reportedly been asked to star in Michael Mayer’s new big-screen version of the classic musical “South Pacific”.
The story follows U.S. navy ensign Nellie Forbush, the hick from Little Rock nursing injured sailors and soldiers in the New Hebrides Islands during World War II.
Lynn Grossman has penned the screenplay, while Bob Balaban, Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman and Denis Wigman are producing.
Grossman has reportedly gone back to James Michener’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel “Tales Of The South Pacific” for use in the script. The work was the source material that Rodgers and Hammerstein used for the their original stage show.
Source: The Daily Mail