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Madonna 'would be great' for Sunset Boulevard remake

Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks Madonna would be a 'great Norma Desmond' in a remake of 'Sunset Boulevard'.
Madonna is being pursued for a role in a remake of 'Sunset Boulevard'.
The 52-year-old star - who will soon release her directorial debut 'W.E.', a two-tier tale about the relationship between Britain's King Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson, and a modern day woman called Wally - is wanted by maestro Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber for a reimagining of the classic 1950 movie in the role of Norma Desmond, played by Gloria Swanson.
He told Piers Morgan: 'I bet you this never, ever, happens, but you know who would make a great Norma Desmond on screen? Madonna.'
'She's the right age. I've not got through to her. She hasn't taken my call this time.'
Andrew previously worked with Madonna as the composer and songwriter on 'Evita' - about the life of B-list Argentinean actress Eva Duarte - for which he won an Oscar for Best Music and Madonna picked up a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress.
The original 'Sunset Boulevard' tells the tale of a screenwriter who scripts a story for a faded silent-movie star.
It won three Oscars at the 1951 Academy Awards, including Best Music.



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In fact, Pablo, on a UK TV interview several years ago, Sarah Brightman actually said - quote - that Andrew has "a very big willy", so that blows your theory right out of the water! LOL

Pablo Cancino

I think society wants to put down Madonna because of her age, Andrew says: "she has the age", He never wanted Madonna to play Evita but had no choice and now he tries to ridiculize her, specialy men hate women when they are still sexy and provocative as Madonna in her 50ties, because this pushes their ego, she will never take his call of course, but, on the contrary will pray for him, maybe Sarah Brightman left him because his penis was very small


The role is perfect for her, go a high end stylaised Zack Snyder vs Baz Luhrmann production and she's gold, I'd love to see her play deranged/insane/glamorous and fabulous... do it do it do, f&*k the new album, do another I'm Breathless with a kick ass new Vogue!!!


My opinion is definetely influenced by the love I feel for the Queen and so I could imagine her in this fantastic role.
I hope she would accepts if the proposal comes!!

john Suddes

he is not persuing her he mentioned that she would be good in the role!!!!


I Hope...


Oh my God Madonna please take this opportunity! It's the perfect role and like Evita, You're the only woman who can do it. I have no doubt You would win an Oscar for it too! As long as it doesn't delay the release of Your new album(s), go for it girl! (X)


Agree with Rafael re: Glenn Close. However, Petula Clark in London was also mindblowing!


If Madonna will get the role, wishing it would be bigger than Evita....


Yeah Glenn Close is a great actress and now that you mention it, I can almost see her in that role.


she should take....
this offer wont come around again....
she aint a spring chicken anymore


This would probably be your last chance at an Oscar Madge! Take it!!! A nomination or a win, whatever!


I bet you this never, ever, happens. I'd love to see Madonna in a great movie again -before the camera-, but such a great movie like that doesn't need any remake.


There are so many rumors about who will be the lead on this film... According to IMDB, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Barbra Steisand...even Liza Minnelli... Madonna could be great, but she needs a G O O D director to guide her (As Alan Parker did on Evita).

Personally Glenn Close is my favourite, saw her ages performing the part and she was mind blowing.

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