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‘The Greatest Showman’ Director Tapped to Helm ‘Naruto’ Live-Action Film

According to IMDb, Michael Gracey, the director of 2017’s musical hit ‘The Greatest Showman’ is tapped to direct the live-action adaptation of one of the most celebrated manga-turned-anime ‘Naruto.’

In 2016, during the Jump Festa event, it was confirmed that Lionsgate was developing a feature film adaptation of the popular manga and anime Naruto. It was also confirmed that creator Mavashi Kishimoto is involved with the development of the film and will help director Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman) in the process of bringing it to life. The story follows teenage ninja Naruto Uzumaki, who dreams of becoming the village ninja, which is the community’s protector and leader.

The film is still in pre-production and no other details have been announced as of the moment.

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