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Amélie is being remade for Broadway

1 of 1 Audrey Tautou became a star on the back of her lead role in Amélie
Audrey Tautou became a star on the back of her lead role in Amélie

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's whimsical rom-com Amélie - a global hit on its release in 2001 - is to be reinvented as a Broadway musical.

But one of the French film’s key elements, Yann Tiersen’s joyous and hypnotic soundtrack, will not accompany the romantic tale as it heads to the stage.

Dan Messé of indie group Hem has been commissioned to adapt the film, along with playwright Craig Lucas and lyricist Nathan Tysen.

Messé is self-admittedly "not a fan of modern musicals" but admitted to Paste magazine: "It’s like one of the best movie scores there is. It’s one of the reasons why I love the film.

"But, it’s not what I do. [Tiersen's] a very different sort of composer than I am. And I’m not interested in doing Parisian music. I don’t think I’m even going to use accordion in my score."

Here's the trailer for the original film:

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