Olympic Figure Skating Resurrects ‘Moulin Rouge’ and Baz Luhrmann Is Loving It (Exclusive)

Baz Luhrmann is nowhere near South Korea at the moment, but you could be forgiven for thinking that he had a hand in the winter Olympics.

A good part of it is playing out as a tribute to his 2001 movie, “Moulin Rouge.” Skaters from four different countries have revived at least a half-dozen songs from the film’s soundtrack for their routines — most notably, the Canadians who have now become the most rewarded ice dance team in history, with an assist from soundtrack cuts like the Ewan McGregor-sung “Come What May.” This is the first year that the Olympics have allowed songs with lyrics to be part of the skating competition, and it’s as if 17 years’ worth of bottled-up “Moulin Rouge” mania is being unleashed all at once.The director spoke with Variety about his fandom for the Olympians’ “Moulin” fixation, along with his appreciation for what’s being done with the upcoming Broadway adaptation of the

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