Shakalaka baby! Bombay Dreams is the next Broadway musical that will get the big screen treatment. According to Variety, screenwriter Sabrina Dhawan (Monsoon Wedding) has been hired to write the film’s script. The movie is scheduled to begin filming in India next year and will be produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, as well as Marquee Picture, a company started specifically to adapt stage musicals to film.
Featuring music by A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), lyrics by Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), and a book by Meera Syal and Thomas Meehan (Hairspray), Bombay Dreams tells the story of a poor Indian boy who aspires to become a famous Bollywood star. After a two-year run in London, the show opened on Broadway on April 29, 2004, playing 284 performances before closing the following year. Lloyd Webber produced the original London production, but didn't produce the show on Broadway.
No casting has been announced for the film.