Glenn Close To Star & Rob Ashford To Direct 'Sunset Boulevard' Film

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical Sunset Boulevard is heading to the big-screen under the direction of Tony Award-winning choreographer Rob Ashford and starring the seven-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close.

Close is reprising her Tony Award- winning performance as "Norma Desmond." This will be Ashford' directorial debut. Filming is set to begin in October with Webber as the lead producer. Further casting to be announced.

Featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, Sunset Boulevard follows "Norma Desmond" (Close), an aging, faded silent film star living in a fantasy world. Desmond then enlists young writer "Joe Gillis" to help relaunch her career in the world of talking films.

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