LOS ANGELES

BBC

The 2001 Oscar-nominated romance Amelie, which starred Audrey Tautou, is on its way to Broadway.

US composer Dan Messe will write the score for a new musical adaptation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s movie, according to the Facebook page of his band, Hem.

Messe will collaborate with playwright Craig Lucas and composer Nathan Tysen.

Amelie tells the story of a shy waitress who sets out from Paris’ Montmartre district on a mission to make others happy. The film, which sold 8.6m tickets in France and earned $152m (£97m) worldwide, cast a nostalgic eye on contemporary Paris and catapulted Tautou to stardom.