Ehmmm ... Ik weet niet precies wat ik hiervan moet denken. Denise Van Outen als Christine in Phantom 2 ?
Denise Van Outen is apparently being lined up to play the lead role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, which he hopes to premiere towards the end of 2009. An inside source told the London Lite that Van Outen, who has worked with Lloyd Webber on projects including Tell Me On a Sunday in 2003 and the recent TV casting show I’d Do Anything, sees the role as the “chance of a lifetimeâ€ and that talks are at an advanced stage.
The project, which has the working title Phantom: Once Upon Another Time, has long-been in the pipeline and a creative team including Ben Elton (book), Glenn Slater (lyrics), Jack O’Brien (director) and Bob Crowley (designer) is now believed to be in place. Two names are emerging as favourites to play the Phantom, with Van Outen’s fellow presenter John Barrowman and X-Factor runner-up Rhydian Jones both believed to be in contention.
*edit* Het bericht is inmiddels wat afgezwakt ... NOTE: A spokesperson for Lloyd Webber has told Whatsonstage.com that Van Outen is in fact not in talks for a role in the Phantom sequel. Too bad for any Denise fans!