Phil Lord and Chris Miller Co-Directing Disney's 'Bob the Musical'
They've moved from the adaptation of the favorite children's book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to big screen adaptation of the TV series 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Now it looks like the writing/directing duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller are lining up a musical comedy at Disney. Risky Biz reports the two filmmakers are in talks to develop and direct Bob the Musical, the story of a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts. With this newfound attribute, his life is instantly turned into a real-life musical and he's not too happy about it at all. More below!
Marc Shaiman, the musical mind behind Hairspray will write the music and lyrics for Bob the Musical, a film that has been through several iterations before now. Previous names attached include writer Mike Bender (Reign Over Me) and director Adam Shankman (Hairpsray). Hopefully the creative minds of Lord and Miller can bring something fresh to the table for Disney and continue their recent impressive trend of quality stories. After Tangled hit the sweet spot in the animated sector, maybe a live-action musical can hit all the right chords (no pun intended). What do you think?