Date: 19th October 2000
Ewan McGregor will transform himself from Obi Wan Kenobi to the '70s British rock star Billy Fury next summer, he told reporters in London Wednesday.
McGregor said that he had agreed to star in a film based on the London musical The Sound of Fury, produced by Bill Kenwright, who will also produce the movie.
It will be McGregor's second singing role in less than a year, following his recent appearance in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming musical version of Moulin Rouge.
He told the online edition of Britain's Empire magazine that he will be appearing in the film with his uncle, actor-director Dennis Lawson. "It's something we have been trying to get together for a long time," he said. Lawson called the film "a feel-good, rock-and-roll, romantic road movie. It's a lovely thing for us to do together." Fury died of heart disease in 1983 while attempting a comeback.
Source: Studio Briefing