Sean Hayes to Star Opposite Gena Rowlands in Film Adaptation of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Tony Award nominee Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises), who will appear in the second season of the NBC musical drama "Smash," is finalizing a deal for the lead role in the independent film "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," according to

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Sean Hayes (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

The film, based on Richard Alfieri's play of the same name, will be directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman from a screenplay by Alfieri.

Hayes would play Michael Minetti opposite Gena Rowlands (Middle of the Night) as Lily Harrison. In the film, Harrison, a Florida widow, hires a New York dance instructor (Hayes) for six weeks, and despite differences, the two discover they have more in common than they thought, and a friendship blossoms.

The work opened on Broadway in October 2003 at the Belasco Theatre and starred Polly Bergen and Mark Hamill.

Andras Somkuti will produce the film with Marc Platt and Jerry Offsay as executive producers.