Disney is turning one of Broadway’s biggest musicals into a movie!
It has been announced that Disney has closed a deal to turn The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee into a live-action movie musical, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced Disney’s live-action Aladdin, remake will be producing the upcoming film adaption.
If you don’t know, Spelling Bee is a musical comedy that follows several quirky students – Olive Ostrovsky, William Barfée, Logainne “Schwarzy” SchwartzandGrubenierre, Marcy Park, Leaf Coneybear, and Charlito “Chip” Tolentino – who are competing to win their county’s spelling bee.
The show first hit Broadway in 2005 and earned six Tony Awards nominations, winning Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Dan Fogler, who played William Barfée.
As of right now, the The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee movie adaption doesn’t have a director or any cast members attached.
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