Wendy Mitchell
October 21, 2009 AT 08:00 AM EDT

Former United Artists CEO and Tom Cruise producer Paula Wagner is readying a film adaptation of Miss Saigon, Variety reports. Lee Daniels, hot off his awards-season contender Precious, would direct. No writer is attached yet. Wagner wants to get the film in production in 2010 for a 2011 release.The love story about a Vietnamese bar girl and American soldier ran for nearly 10 years on Broadway. Separately, Wagner is working on a musical with Run-DMC.

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