Will Renee Zellweger Star in "Cabaret" Remake?

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Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger, who starred in the film version of "Chicago," may star in another Kander and Ebb movie musical.
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Zellweger told Sky News that she plans to follow in Liza Minnelli's footsteps and play singer Sally Bowles in the remake of the 1972 film "Cabaret." "I do love a challenge as an actress and this would be one of the biggest," said the Oscar-winning actress. No other information about the project has been announced. The 1972 film version of "Cabaret," directed by Bob Fosse, was awarded eight Academy Awards. In addition to Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, who both won Oscars for their performances, the movie also featured Michael York, Marisa Berenson and Fritz Wepper. "Cabaret" is based on the Tony Award winning musical of the same name about a nightclub singer (Sally Bowles) in pre-World War II Berlin and her relationship with a visiting writer (Clifford Bradshaw). The musical features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. The 1998 revival starred Natasha Richardson and Alan Cumming, who won Tony Awards for their performances as, respectively, Sally Bowles and the Emcee.

Renee Zellweger received an Academy Award nomination for her work as Roxie Hart in Miramax's "Chicago" and won the Oscar for her role in "Cold Mountain." Her numerous film credits also include "Cinderella Man," "A Taste for Killing," "Jerry Maguire," "One True Thing," "The Bachelor," "Nurse Betty," "Me, Myself & Irene," "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Down with Love."

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