“Man or Muppet” songwriter Bret McKenzie joins the team to write songs for Disney’s long-in-the-works musical comedy “Bob the Musical.” Read on.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon is in discussion to work for Disney while McKenzie is joining the movie as the songwriter.
The Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius, who is known for his work on the film “The Artist,” is renewing the film now, and Tom Cruise is playing the lead role.
Variety reported that Chris Bender, Beau Flynn, JC Spink, Jennifer Gibgot, and Tripp Vinson are the producers of the film. John August, Mike Bender, and the team of Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz were doing the script work of the Disney’s film for more than a decade.
The source further reported that Chabon, who would join the project as the scriptwriter, previously won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his novel “The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.” The author has also given other works such as “Telegraph Avenue,” “Wonder Boys,” and “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.” He has also been the screenwriter for the 2004 films “Spider-Man 2″ and Disney’s 2012 film “John Carter.”
Collider reported that the movie “Bob the Musical” is about Joe Bob. He is a regular guy who develops the ability to hear the inner songs of people surround him after suffering a head injury.
The source also reported that Chabon also has other Disney projects such as “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” and Jon Favreau’s “Magic Kingdom” to his side. The deal for the “Magic Kingdom” has already closed before four years. While McKenzie has already proved his musical talent on Disney’s 2011 film “The Muppets.” He also worked for the 2014 sequel “The Muppets Most Wanted.”
Walt Disney Pictures’ long-gestating musical comedy film “Bob the Musical” is allegedly back with new talents on board.
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