Steve McQueen: 'I want to make a musical'

Best director nominee Steve McQueen arrives at the 86th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly...

Best director nominee Steve McQueen arrives at the 86th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

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Moviemaker Steve McQueen is keen to make a musical after tiring of creating dark, complex dramas like 'Shame' and '12 Years a Slave'.

The director has won acclaim for his emotionally-charged films and his 12 Years a Slave is a favourite to pick up the Best Picture prize at the Oscars next month, but the Brit admits he's had enough of all the tensions that come with hard-hitting movies.

He tells Rolling Stone, "I want to make a musical next. I'm not kidding.

"Having made Hunger, Shame and 12 Years a Slave, I don't want to put myself through that kind of pain again. Those films feel like a trilogy. I was angry. I was f**king angry. And now I'm happy: I did it, and all the anger came out in the end."


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