Magazine article Screen International

'Black Swan' Choreographer Benjamin Millepied to Direct Musical

Magazine article Screen International

'Black Swan' Choreographer Benjamin Millepied to Direct Musical

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Benjamin Millepied, the acclaimed dancer and former director of the Paris Opera Ballet who choreographed Black Swan, will make his feature directorial debut on an original musical.

The project is a modern story inspired by French composer Georges Bizet's tragic opera Carmen and traces a woman's journey from the deserts of Mexico to Los Angeles in search of freedom.

Production is anticipated to begin in Los Angeles in early 2018.

Nicholas Britell, who earned a best original score Oscar nomination for Moonlight, will compose the original score and Millepied will also choreograph.

"I'm beyond grateful to be supported by the film community in my directing debut," Millepied said. "The incorporation of music and dance in film is a cornerstone of my creativity and having such an experienced and talented team by my side gives me confidence that we will beautifully capture the story told in Carmen. …

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