"We're talking to Lea Michele because she made the role of Wendla famous and we'll see if that pans out and works with the timing of her schedule on ['Glee']," he told E! Online.
The 25-year-old "Glee" star originated Wendla on Broadway in 2006, and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her efforts. "Awakening" -- a rock musical adaptation of the 1892 German play -- is about a group of teenagers discovering sex for the first time. The play was controversial at the time because of its depictions of teenage sex, as well as homosexuality, rape and suicide.
"It's very similar to the [stage] production," McG said, when asked about the big-screen version. "We're probably going to shoot it in Eastern Europe and it's a very true adaptation of what it is with a little Baz Luhrman thrown in."
Michele was rumored for the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper's upcoming adaptation of "Les Miserables," but it eventually went to stage actress Samantha Barks. You can currently see her on "Glee," where she plays Rachel Berry.
Watch Michele perform "Mama Who Bore Me" from "Spring Awakening" above.