'St Elmo's Fire' director to take unique approach
Hollywood veteran Joel Schumacher has set his sights on Barry White as the subject for his next project.
However, the film will not be a biopic, but a unique spin on the soul legend, who died in 2003.
A similar concept featured as a long-running gag on the TV show Ally McBeal, in which Peter MacNicol needed White‘s inspiration to give him confidence.
Batman Forever director Schumacher is in need of a hit after his last film, Twelve, failed to breach the $1m barrier at the US box office this year.