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Because the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Barry Levinson's coming-of-age period piece 'Diner' is Sheryl Crow, the director and singer are coming together to turn the 1982 film into a musical.

Per Variety, the production is aiming for a 2012 launch on Broadway, with Levinson handling script duties and Crow writing the songs. Kathleen Marshall (the stage revival of 'Anything Goes') will direct.

Set in 1959, the original film was about a group of twentysomething friends who reunite in Baltimore for a wedding. 'Diner' helped launch the careers of Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Tim Daly and Ellen Barkin.

To refresh your memory, watch a clip below -- but try to imagine it with a Sheryl Crow song playing in the background. Or something.



[via Variety]