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Zeta-Jones Walks - and Dances - Like an Egyptian
What do Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Steven Soderbergh, Cleopatra, choreography, and 3D glasses have in common? If you guessed "everything," then you have even more strangely specific Busby Berkeley dreams than Soderbergh, whose next big idea involves just that. The acclaimed filmmaker wants to stage an all-singing, all-dancing, all-3D, big-budget musical version of Cleopatra, starring Zeta-Jones and Jackman, and is in talks with those stars to make his vision a reality. There are no other details at the moment, but the very idea that this could take place should be enough to warm the heart and excite the over-the-top imagination of Chicago-loving, Wolverine-lusting, musical-loving Queers (not to mention all those Jaws 3D fans in desperate need of stuff fake-flying off the screen) everywhere. More two-dimensional details coming soon.

Rosie O'Donnell Pursues America
You may miss seeing Rosie O'Donnell taking Elisabeth Hasselbeck down a peg or two on The View every day, but Rosie's keeping herself very busy on the small screen. Following her recent hilarious appearance on Little Britain USA and her upcoming gig hosting a new NBC variety special, Rosie will be starring in and executive-producing America, a new movie for the Lifetime network. Based on the book by E.R. Frank, America tells the story of a troubled 16-year-old and his struggles with the foster care system. The title role of the teenager hasn't been cast, but O'Donnell will play his therapist, and Oscar nominee Ruby Dee has signed on as the boy's caretaker. Yves Simoneau (HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) will direct. See America first in February.

Hayes, Hathaway May Make Promises! Promises!
Now that Mad Men has made 1960s office politics sexy all over again, perhaps it's no surprise that Gay producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago) are talking about reviving the Burt Bacharach musical Promises! Promises! on Broadway. A tuneful take on the Billy Wilder classic The Apartment, P!P! was a big hit on the Great White Way in the late '60s. (It's also the show that gave us "Turkey Lurkey Time," so memorably performed in the recent movie Camp.) While no one has yet signed on the dotted line, Sean Hayes and Anne Hathaway recently participated in a workshop reading in New York and are presumed (read: fervently hoped) to be the first picks for the lead roles. Since it's still early in the process, an opening date has yet to be promised.

At Last, The Big Gay Musical
Gays and musicals go together like chocolate and peanut butter, so it seemed inevitable that someone would combine the two. And so we have The Big Gay Musical, which started shooting in October. Directed by Casper Andreas (whose Slutty Summer and A Four-Letter Word were popular on the Gay film-festival circuit), Big Gay Musical tells the story of two Gay song-and-dance men. One of them has abandoned the search for Mr. Right and chooses instead to get slutty, like all the chorus boys he knows, while the other copes with issues of family and faith. The cast includes vets from just about every recent Broadway show, from A Chorus Line and Mamma Mia! to Wicked and Xanadu. Look for Musical to pop up at next summer's fests.

Romeo San Vicente has been known to launch into numbers from "Merrily We Roll Along" at the most inopportune moments imaginable. He can be reached care of this publication or at DeepInsideHollywood@qsyndicate.com.
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