Universal Studios is putting together an all-star team for an original musical based on Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals. The film will star Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig with Amblin Entertainment producing and Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman set to write the score.
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NBC has announced that Hairspray will be their fourth live musical event. This will mark the network’s fourth live musical following The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and the highly successful The Wiz. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to serve as executive producers of the live show. The two were also the producers of the 2007 Hairspray movie musical.
Disney is bringing back everyone’s favorite nanny; Frank Marshall and the mouse are developing a sequel to one of the greatest children’s films of all time. Marshall, who just helmed Disney’s Into The Woods, will be directing, while John DeLuca and Marc Platt will serve as executive producers.
CBS orders pilots for a copper and a laugher, Fox adds two more laughers to their order, and one tentpole-type actioner, while MTV adds some summer camp fun, NBC opens their wallets and greenlights four new pilots with some very familiar names, and TBS smashes two John Cusack films for one new series!