Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and Oscar-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie are joining Disney’s musical comedy “Bob the Musical.”
In development for more than a decade, the film centers on a man who, as the result of a head injury, can hear everyone’s inner song, turning his life into a musical. Michel Hazanavicius, who helmed the Oscar-winning 2011 film “The Artist,” is now on board to direct, with Tom Cruise reportedly eyeing the lead role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chabon is in talks to work on the script, which previously passed through the hands of Mike Bender, John August, and Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. McKenzie, who wrote many of the songs for 2011’s “The Muppets,” and won an Oscar for “Man or Muppet,” will contribute the tunes for “Bob the Musical.”
Chabon, whose novels include “Wonder Boys” and “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” contributed to the scripts of “Spider-Man 3” and “John Carter.”
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