Harry Potter director Chris Columbus has taken on another huge project - he has been chosen to bring hit musical Rent to the big screen.

The updated version of PUCCINI opera LA BOHEME has been a big hit on Broadway and on London's West End, and now producers at MIRAMAX FILMS have bought the rights to put the project on the screen.

Miramax chiefs came close to signing up Spike Lee to direct the project last year (03) but the idea fell apart due to financial constraints.

07/05/2004 19:24