Rossum hears music of night for 'Phantom'

Category: Phantom of the Opera News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: May 27, 2003 | Publication: The Hollywood Reporter | Author: Zorianna Kit
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Emmy Rossum is in negotiations to star as the female lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical feature "The Phantom of the Opera," to be directed by Joel Schumacher. Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is producing the project, which goes into production in October. The project stars Scottish-born actor Gerard Butler in the title role, with Patrick Wilson as Raoul, the boyfriend of Christine (Rossum), the latter of whom becomes the object of the Phantom's obsession. Lloyd Webber and Schumacher wrote the screenplay. No domestic distributor is yet on board. Rossum, repped by CAA, stars in the Clint Eastwood-directed "Mystic River" for Warner Bros. Pictures and 20th Century Fox's sci-fi thriller "The Day After Tomorrow" for director Roland Emmerich. The actress' credits include "Passionada," "Happy Now" and the telefilm "The Audrey Hepburn Story."