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"Singin' in the Rain" Helmer Does A Comedy

By Garth Franklin Wednesday December 4th 2013 09:51AM

Legendary director Stanley Donen, the helmer of such classics as "Singing in the Rain" and "Charade", is considering his first directorial effort since 1984's "Blame it on Rio".

The 89-year-old filmmaker has reportedly written a comedy script with his significant other, actress and filmmaker Elaine May. Mike Nichols is already on board the project as a producer.

No details are available on the story other than it's said to be a film about the making of a film where everything than can go wrong, does.

In fact a private reading for investors was recently held with the likes of Christopher Walken, Charles Grodin, Ron Rifkin, and Jeannie Berlin involved.

Donen's first feature was 1949's "On the Town" which lead to numerous film classics including "Royal Wedding," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "Funny Face".

May wrote "Heaven Can Wait", performed an uncredited re-write on "Tootsie," and directed "The Heartbreak Kid". She previously collaborated with Nichols on both "The Birdcage" and "Primary Colors" which she wrote and he directed.

Source: Showbiz 411

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