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Geoffrey Rush to play composer Lionel Bart in musical biopic

Monday, April 21, 2014 3:14 PM | Anonymous
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Geoffrey Rush is in talks to play Tony Award-winning composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming musical biopic centering on Bart's life. 

Vadim Jean, who is on board to helm the biopic, told the Daily Mail, "It’s a full-blown musical, and we’re using versions of his songs in ways that you’ve never heard before."

Rush, who won a Tony Award in 2009 for his performance in Broadway play "Exit the King", and an Oscar in 1997 for Shine, will play the older Bart. no word yet on who will play the composer in his younger years.

Oliver! was the stage musical based on Charles Dickens' children's book, "Oliver Twist".

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