Emmy-nominated "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall is in talks to return to Broadway in the Susan Stroman-helmed musical adaptation of "Big Fish," reports Deadline.
Featuring a score by Andrew Lippa and book by John August--based on his movie adaptation of Daniel Wallace's novel--"Big Fish" is expected to open in the spring of 2012.
According to Deadline, the part was originally written for Hugh Jackman, but when his movie schedule got in the way of his Great White Way dreams, the producers turned to Hall, a Broadway veteran with a few big productions under his belt.
Before he became television's favorite serial killer, Hall performed in shows like "Cabaret" and "Chicago," so he’s certainly got the singing chops to play Edward Bloom--the role Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney played in the 2003 movie.
"Big Fish" tells the story of a son who tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving the stories and myths he told about his life.
Meanwhile, season six of Hall's Showtime hit "Dexter" will premiere Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c.