Shankman Says Hello to Bye Bye Birdie
01.06.09 by REELZ
Adam Shankman (The Pacifier, The Wedding Planner) will produce an adaptation of the 1958 musical Bye Bye Birdie. Shankman directed the hit musical Hairspray in 2007 and is a former choreographer. Columbia Pictures hopes the musical vet will breathe some new life into the long-gestating adaptation, which has undergone a number of different incarnations, including a proposed re-imagining with a hip-hop star in the lead.
Shankman's next directorial efforts are Bob: The Musical and The 8th Voyage of Sinbad.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter