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Schwarzenegger onstage - as the King of Siam?

Using movie stars to sustain an audience for long-running Broadway shows is a common tactic. But Arnold Schwarzenegger as the King of Siam in "The King and I"?

The Daily News reported Wednesday that sources close to the show say Schwarzenegger has been in talks about taking over the role made famous by Yul Brynner. But Michael David, one of the show's producers, insisted it won't happen. And a spokesman for Schwarzenegger told the paper the story was "news to me."Schwarzenegger, 50, has no stage or musical experience and would be quite a contrast to the lithe, 35-year-old Lou Diamond Phillips, who plays the king currently.