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Emma Thompson to direct 'Nanny McPhee' musical

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Thompson has been roped in to direct the stage musical after playing the title character in the 2005 movie.

The 59-year-old is not expected star in the film-to-stage adaptation, according to The

She is also set to write the lyrics for the stage outing and will compose the music.

Thompson played the strange yet beloved who used magic to rein in seven misbehaving children in her care. She penned the screenplay for the movie.

The also co-wrote the sequel, "Returns", with Christianna Brand, on whose "Matilda" book series the original "McPhee" movie was based.

and Eric Fellner, from Working Title Films, will produce.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 12:40 IST
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