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'Glee's' Lea Michele could star in 'Spring Awakening' movie

February 10, 2012 |  7:22 am
Lea Michele could be tapped to star in the film adaptation of “Spring Awakening.”

Lea Michele could get her stage-to-screen wish. The "Glee" star, who was up for a part in the soon-to-come movie musical "Les Miserables" (she played young Cosette on Broadway), could be tapped to star in the film adaptation of "Spring Awakening."

Michele originated the female lead of Wendla in the Tony-winning Broadway musical, and director McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol) says he's in talks with Michele to reprise her role on screen, if her "Glee" schedule allows.

"I love Lea; we've talked about it," McG told E! Online. "When I first got turned on to the show, she was in it, so it's her voice that echoes in my heart. I really think she's wonderful, and we'll see where it takes us."

The rock-style show is based on Frank Wedekind's 1981 German play of the same name, which follows a group of teenagers as they deal with abortion, homosexuality, child abuse and suicide.

Doesn't sound far off from a Ryan Murphy script, minus the slushies, of course.


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Photo: Lea Michele arrives at the premiere of the movie "New Year's Eve" in December. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty images