On October 21st, 2009 a film version of the musical was announced to be in the works. Producer Paula Wagner was said to be teaming with the original musical producer Cameron Mackintosh to create a film version of the Tony-Winning Musical. Director Lee Daniels (already acclaimed for his direction of 'Precious') has mentioned directing the film version as a possible future project. A screenwriter is currently being sought-out, with the hope of a 2011 release.Filming locations are said to be Cambodia and quite possibly Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon). No casting has been mentioned but speculation states that the Producers will be seeking an unknown for the lead role of Kim.