Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen has revealed that he wants to create a musical for his next project.
Steve McQueen wants to direct a musical.
The 49-year-old British filmmaker is best known for his drama films such as 'Hunger', 'Shame' and '12 Years A Slave' and after taking on action heist movie 'Widows' he is now keen to try a different genre and helm a musical because he wants to make himself ''happy''.
Appearing on UK TV programme 'The Andrew Marr Show', he said: ''I want to do a musical. I want to make myself happy! Let's get happy.''
McQueen is keen to create a joyous musical because the world is such a ''dark and heavy'' place at the moment and people need some escapism to take their minds off the problems affecting the UK and US.
The Academy Award winner explained: ''Right now, listen, it's dark, it's heavy. There's no ifs, buts or maybes about it. It's so unsure, so uncertain and I think you need to shake off the blues and make yourself happy.''
McQueen's latest film 'Widows' is inspired by the 1983 ITV series of the same name and follows a group of women who attempt a heist after their criminal husbands are killed on a job gone wrong.
It is released in the UK and America on November 6.
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