Moulin Rouge director teases "exciting news" on the way

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From Digital Spy

Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann has sent fans into overdrive after teasing that some "exciting" news was on the way today (October 6).

The director took to Twitter yesterday (October 5) and decided to post a #ThrowbackThursday photo as part of the social media tradition.

Except this wasn't your casual post, as he captioned a picture of Nicole Kidman on the set of the 2001 movie: "Word on the street is that there might be some exciting news for #MoulinRouge fans tomorrow. In the meantime, since it's #tbt…"

While we would love to imagine it's some sort of sequel to the musical classic, Luhrmann's tease may be something to do with the upcoming stage adaptation.

The Broadway version, which we are surprised has taken this long to come to fruition, was announced last year, which is currently putting together its creative team.

The movie follows a young poet (Ewan McGregor) and the star of the Moulin Rouge cabaret (Nicole Kidman), who fall in love with the backdrop of the Paris nightclub scene in the early 20th century.

Photo credit: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Luhrmann's Netflix project The Get Down, reportedly one of the most expensive TV projects ever, was recently cancelled after just one season.

Writing in a Facebook post, the director explained: "I wanted to speak to you with an open heart and just acknowledge how humbled and moved that not only I, but all who have given so much to this production, have been by your passion and commitment to see the next chapter of The Get Down go back into production in the immediate future."

Maybe he will now have time on his hands for something Moulin Rouge-based? Just saying.

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