Michel Hazanavicius Directing BOB THE MUSICAL With Tom Cruise Circling

Michel Hazanavicius, who was behind the lens for the Oscar-winning film ‘The Artist,’ is to take the helm of the long-in-development comedy ‘Bob The Musical,’ says THR.

Tom Cruise is reportedly eyeing the lead of a man who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s heart as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (‘John Carter,’ ‘Magic Kingdom’) will provide the script, with Bret McKenzie (‘Flight of the Concords,’ ‘The Muppets’) writing the film’s songs.

Chris Bender, J.C. Spink and Jake Weiner of Benderspink, along with Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing.

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