Baz Luhrmann
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Baz Luhrmann
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Film director Baz Luhrmann will create and co-produce a stage musical of his film Strictly Ballroom.

The production will be designed by Catherine Martin. A full production schedule and location of the premiere will be announced at a later date.

The work, which is based on Luhrmann's play and screenplay, focuses on the unlikely partnership of an unorthodox champion caliber ballroom dancer, and a beginning dancer, who try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships.

Luhrmann's other films include Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet.