The 2001 movie, which starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman as lovers, was nominated for eight Oscars - and now it's set to light up Broadway.

The stage adaptation's book will be written by screenwriter and playwright John Logan and the musical will be directed by Alex Timbers.

"I first encountered Alex Timbers through the remarkable and inventive production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the brilliance of Here Lies Love," a statement from Luhrmann reads. "I immediately recognized the young director's creative spirit and felt we shared similar sensibilities and instincts.

"I'm tremendously happy to celebrate that Moulin Rouge! will be under his direction and that the book will be the creation of the gifted Tony Award-winning playwright John Logan, whose writing I also admire deeply. It's immensely gratifying to know that a new wave of artists will be leading Moulin Rouge! into its rightful theatrical realm."