Rumer Willis to star in Baz Luhrmann-inspired musical

Actress/singer Rumer Willis has signed up to replace Lindsey Gort in a new musical theatre project inspired by the works of Baz Luhrmann. The 90210 actress will portray Juliet from the filmmaker’s cult film Romeo + Juliet in For the Record: Baz Luhrmann, the theatrical adaptation of four of the director’s films.
Gort, who played a leading role in last year’s (13) For the Record: Scorsese, was forced to pull out of the production when she landed the role of a young Samantha Jones in Sex & the City prequel TV series The Carrie Diaries, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
For The Record: Baz Luhrmann, which will hit the stage at Griffith Park’s Rockwell theatre in Los Angeles next week (15Aug13) for previews, will feature songs from the director’s movies Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby.
Glee’s Lindsay Pearce is also among the cast.

by WENN

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