Barry Manilow and Michael Stipe Team Up for Romantic Comedy

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Michael Stipe has paired with one of music's shiniest, happiest people to create a...romantic comedy? The project, Variety reports, will be co-developed by Stipe using Manilow's tunes as both the soundtrack and focus. The plot will center on a crew of Manilow fans converging on Las Vegas one fateful weekend for a Manilow concert.

This certainly isn't the first time that cheeseball pop music has been incorporated in a major motion picture ("Young and sweet, only 17!"), but Mamma Mia didn't have one of rock's greatest living songwriters at its helm.

Related links:
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Sweet Talk: Barry Manilow and Brian Boitano
YouTube: Barry Manilow - "Mandy"

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