'Frozen' Composers & 'Rock of Ages' Writer Team for 'Bob the Musical'
Right now, Disney's Frozen is proving to be a box office giant with a lot of staying power, and the composers have just lined up another musical at the House of Mouse. THR has word that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the duo behind the stellar original music from the aforementioned winter hit, are teaming with Rock of Ages writer Allan Loeb for the gestating Bob the Musical. Last we heard, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller were boarding the project, but they've moved on. We wish they were still involved, but with this all-new creative team, we're still excited.
For those who don't remember, the story follows 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. We're hoping this collaboration finally gets the project off the ground after other names like writer Mike Bender (Reign Over Me) and director Adam Shankman (Hairpsray) failed to get the project moving. Hopefully Lopez and and Anderson-Lopez (yes, they're married) can ride their Frozen momentum to another hit at Disney. Sound good?