Musicals have made a melodious comeback over current years, and it seems like Disney now needs so as to add to the concord, with the studio reportedly being within the early levels of growth on a film impressed by the best hits of music icon Lionel Richie. At the moment entitled All Evening Lengthy after certainly one of Richie’s most beloved tunes, the brand new venture will use a few of Richie’s treasured again catalog on this live-action film musical.
It’s being reported that Richie and his supervisor Bruce Eskowitz will probably be on producing responsibility for the venture together with Cavalry Media executives Dana Brunetti and Matt Del Piano. The script for All Evening Lengthy is presently being labored on by screenwriter Peter Chiarelli, insiders have additionally revealed. Author Peter Chiarelli’s earlier credit embrace the likes of the Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock led romantic comedy The Proposal, the motion thriller Eagle Eye starring Shia LaBeouf, magical comedy sequel Now You See Me 2, and the massively profitable comedy-drama Loopy Wealthy Asians again in 2018.
At current, representatives for each Disney and Lionel Richie have had no quick touch upon the matter, however the venture is bound to excite followers of music icon Richie and the followers of the musical style.
While particular particulars surrounding the film’s plot stay tightly below wraps, the concept behind All Evening Lengthy is claimed to be within the vein of Mamma Mia!, a manufacturing which used the hit songs of the Swedish pop supergroup Abba to inform the story of Sophie as she makes an attempt to reunite her mom together with her beginning father. Mamma Mia! noticed a really profitable run on Broadway earlier than being made into successful film starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård and Julie Walters in 2008.
Lionel Richie is presently serving as a choose on Disney ABC’s actuality present American Idol, and reportedly offered the pitch to All Evening Lengthy again in January. Whereas the film is claimed to be extra within the jukebox musical vibe relatively than a Richie biopic, current musical films have generated massive field workplace returns and awards buzz.
There have been a number of biopics of music legends over the previous couple of years, with actor Rami Malek taking residence the Academy Award for Finest Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody. The film grossed over $900 million worldwide and was popular with audiences, regardless of a barely extra lukewarm reception from critics.
This was then adopted up a 12 months later by the Elton John biopic, Rocketman, starring Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Taron Egerton because the British musician. In contrast to Bohemian Rhapsody, which was extra of a linear biopic, Rocketman weaves a few of Elton John’s beloved hits into the story, thereby giving it extra a standard musical vibe. Rocketman earned practically $200 million worldwide and nabbed star Taron Egerton a Golden Globe. Different current jukebox titles embrace Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, and Julie Taymor’s indie darling Throughout the Universe, which was primarily based on the music of The Beatles.
Richie is among the most well-known music icons, and presently holds 4 Grammy awards in addition to reportedly promoting over 100 million data worldwide. He’s a three-time Academy Award nominee for Finest Unique Music, with one win in 1986 for the music “Say You Say Me” from the drama White Nights. This information involves us courtesy of Selection.