The Dreamgirls moviemaker has teamed up with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures to develop and direct the project, to be based on the 1954 film of the same name which starred Judy Garland and James Mason.

A Star Is Born, about a young showgirl who gets taken under the wing of a faded matinee idol, who begins to spiral downward as she finds fame, was first released in 1937 and was remade again in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. It is also set for another reboot in 2018 with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

The stage show, which is early in the development stages, will include standards from the 1954 Warner Bros. movie by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin, including The Man That Got Away and Gotta Have Me Go with You.

Condon has a long history with musicals - he wrote and directed Dreamgirls, directed the upcoming Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast and wrote the screenplays for Chicago and upcoming musical The Greatest Showman, which stars Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman.

He previously ventured into theatre in 2014 when he made his Broadway debut with Side Show, which received strong reviews but closed early.