Joel Schumacher to make Barry White film

'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. reports that the fictional tale will follow “the ghost of Barry White teaching some loser kid how to channel him to get a girl”.

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.