Who knew that a movie about producing the biggest flop on Broadway would become a huge Broadway hit and then become a movie again. It's pure Max-and-Leo irony, like 'Springtime for Hitler,' the play in the movie that's based on the play which is based on the movie.
Mel Brooks' latest incarnation of 'The Producers' had its West Coast premiere last night in Century City, Calif., and TMZ was there to capture all the red carpet action.
Showstoppers Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick (sans Sarah Jessica Parker) worked the crowd with aplomb. A reserved yet charming Will Ferrell stopped answering questions for a moment to pal around with his old 'Saturday Night Live' buddy, Chris Kattan. Marcia Cross rushed in but stopped to tell the press that she was there to support her friend and former 'Desperate Housewives' co-star, Roger Bart (creepy pharmacist George), who plays Carmen Ghia in 'Producers.'
Some other celebs rushed to get to the show on time (and not talk to anyone), such as Eric McCormack, Martin Short, Beau Bridges and Olivia Newton-John. And still others lingered in the limelight, like Doris Roberts, John Voight and an uber-tanned Jon Lovitz.
Sadly, no Uma. But now we can't wait to see her sing and dance on the big screen after we overheard director/choreographer Susan Stroman talk about Uma's gusto in the film.
Watch the video and see what the stars had to say about the movie, and be the first to hear what Matthew is planning to do next.