{Exclusive} “Paddington” Director Paul King In Tune For Warner Bros.’ Animated Musical “Meet The Beatles”



            〉King is in talks direct the musical, which features music from The Beatles

Rising helmer , who recently made waves directing the hit Paddington adaptation, is now in talks to tackle Warner Bros.’ animated musical . Plot details are thin for the animated family outing, though sources confirm that the film will utilize songs from The Beatles’ entire discography and will be shaped around the concept of the “one that got away.”

Prolific producer , who was behind the ’s Harry Potter franchise, is producing via his Heyday , along with . and are overseeing for Warner.

King will direct from a script penned by Mr. Popper’s Penguins and The Watch scribe , who currently writes and executive produces ABC’s new Ken Jeong comedy Dr. Ken. Jay Roach was previously set to helm the project, though he’s since exited.

Following a long and seemingly bumpy , Paddington turned heads when it became the surprise hit in 2015, debuting to universally positive critical reception and huge financial success. The adaptation of the beloved Michael Bond books series was both written and directed by King, as well as produced by Heyman. Meet The Beatles would mark the third time the two of have worked together in a director/producer capacity, following the Paddington sequel which King is in talks to return for.

King cut his teeth on the mega-popular comedy series The Mighty Boosh and on the fantastic Richard Ayoade/Matt Holness-created satire Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace before making his feature directorial debut on the surreal comedy Bunny and the Bull, which starred Ayoade and most of the cast of Mighty Boosh.

Up next, King will direct Lionsgate’s adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s novel Wonder, which is being produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman’s Mandeville .

King is repped by and in the U.K.


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  1. not a fan of paul king.i found the movie paddington to be very boring.my little one didn’t even like it.she stopped watching after about 10 mins into the film.

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