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'The King and I' Movie Remake in the Works


- A film remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I is in the works from Paramount Pictures and Temple Hill

- the project is still in the early stages according to The Hollywood Reporter with no writer or director yet attached. "However, the producers are planning to bring a contemporary and diverse perspective to the material"

- Inspired by Margaret Landon's novel Anna and the King of Siam, "set in 1860s Bangkok, the story follows the relationship of British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, who employs her as a tutor for his many wives and children".

- The original film from 1956 starred Deborah Kerr and Yul Brenner. Most recent Broadway and West End revivals were led by Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe

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