Disney has picked up the rights to the 2005 Broadway musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and can adapt it right into a live-action movie, a person with data of the deal advised TheWrap.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the 2019 live-action “Aladdin” for the studio, will produce through their Rideback banner. Rideback’s Ryan Halprin will govt produce.
The musical follows a number of rivals competing in a spelling bee. Composer William Finn’s musical opened on Broadway in 2005 and earned six Tony nominations whereas profitable two: for Rachel Sheinkin’s guide and for Dan Fogler’s featured efficiency. The present, which additionally included a pre-“Modern Family” Jesse Tyler Ferguson in its authentic forged, performed for almost three years and 1,100-plus performances on Broadway.
The present relies on an improv play titled “C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E,” created by Rebecca Feldman. Feldman, Jay Reiss, Sarah Saltzberg, and Dan Fogler are credited as creators of the Broadway present, with a rating by William Finn and guide by Sheinkin. The authentic present was directed by James Lapine.
A search to discover a director and a author has already begun.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the information.
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