Andrew Lloyd Webber wants Liam Payne to star in Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat


by Emma Dodds |
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Andrew Lloyd Webber has Liam Payne in his sights for the West End reboot of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Musical mastermind Andrew Lloyd Webber is in the midst of rebooting his absolute classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

You know the one - the songs are somehow ingrained into our brains without us ever being sure of how they first got there. Can you remember hearing Any Dream Will Do for the first time? We didn't think so.

And he's got his eyes on one individual in particular.

Andrew Lloyd Webber with past Josephs Donny Osmond, Lee Mead and Jason Donovan (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

According to The Sun, Andrew is pretty keen to sign up ex-One Direction-er Liam Payne for the lead role.

A source told the paper: "Andrew has told those involved that his dream signing is Liam. He thinks he can bring so much to the role of Joseph, he's a natural performer.

"There was talk of other popstars being approached but he wants to keep the bar high and they don’t come much bigger than 1D."

Oh my GOSH. Can you imagine Liam belting out Close Every Door To Me?!

We actually can, weirdly...

Liam might have quite a lot on his plate at this moment (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

However, poor ole Liam has had a lot on his plate recently.

He's been working on his first solo album which is apparently ready to go at any moment. Oh, and he's preparing to become a first-time father with his girlfriend Cheryl (although we reckon she's already given birth...).

So we're not sure whether he'll go for it.

And it appears that we're not far wrong.

A source close to him told The Sun: "Liam won't do this, he is focusing on his debut solo album and this is the opposite of something he would do."

Dammit, we were coming round to the idea.

Joseph hasn't been performed on the West End since Lee Mead's stint in 2009 (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

The role of Joseph in the musical which will celebrate its 50-year anniversary next year boasts alumni such as Donny Osmond, Jason Donovan, Gareth Gates, Stephen Gately and Lee Mead.

WAIT - don't forget Phillip Schofield!

Do you think Liam would make a Joseph? Would you go and see him if he was in the show? Let us know over on Facebook and Twitter.

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