Get Ready to Sing Barry Manilow Tunes for New Film! 


Barry Manilow writes the songs that make the whole world sing! That is essentially the plot of a new film featuring Manilow's songs.

And Manilow is getting help from R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Tom Hanks.

Stipe's Single Cell productions and Hanks' Playtone are teaming up to develop a romantic comedy that will use Manilow's songs.

The production has been given the go signal by the iconic Manilow, and now, the producers are going to take the project to Universal where Playtone produced the blockbuster "Mamma Mia!."

But this new Manilow-centric movie will not have the similar theme of "Mamma Mia!" where Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan suddenly sing to the tune of Abba songs to advance the plot forward.

The Manilow film will be a character-driven romantic comedy with intersecting storylines involving Manilow fans. They're all going to Las Vegas where Manilow will headline Mandalay Bay one weekend. Call it "The Hangover" for the Manilow crowd.

Of course, Manilow's music will star as one of the film's characters, and the singer will also perform a few songs.

There's no writer hired yet, but Variety says Manilow will help shape the project.

I told you, he writes the songs that make the whole world sing!

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