PARIS: Audrey Tautou-starring French film Amelie is to become a musical on Broadway. Dan Messe of the band Hem is to write the score for the adaptation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film. Messe will work together with playwright Craig Lucas and composer Nathan Tysen on Amelie, which tells the story of a Parisian waitress who goes on an altruistic mission to make others happy. The film was a surprise mainstream success, earning £97m worldwide. Messe confirmed his involvement on Facebook, writing: ‘So not the best kept secret, but still I’m happy to announce that I’ve been commissioned to adapt the film Amelie for Broadway.’–Metro