ROCK OF AGES Scribe Allan Loeb to Pen BOB THE MUSICAL For Disney with FROZEN Songwriting Team!
Allan Loeb, who wrote the movie musical adaptation of ROCK OF AGES, is embarking on a new project for Disney.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Loeb will pen the upcoming musical comedy BOB THE MUSICAL, which will feature music and lyrics by AVENUE Q and THE BOOK OF MORMON Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who just worked alongside composer Christopher Beck for Disney's FROZEN.
BOB THE MUSICAL, which has been in development since 2004, follows a man who gets struck on the head and afterward begins to hear "the inner songs of everyone's heart as his reality is instantly turned into a musical".
Adam Shankman, who helmed 2012's ROCK OF AGES film adaptation, as well as Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been in talks for the director's chair, but there is no official word on who will lead BOB THE MUSICAL.
Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Jake Weiner, Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing.
Aside from ROCK OF AGES, Loeb has written screenplays for Things We Lost in the Fire, 21, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Switch, The Dilemma, Just Go With It, Here Comes the Boom, So Undercover, the upcoming film San Andreas, and the TV mini-series New Amsterdam.
Robert Lopez is a three-time Tony Award-winning writer of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical THE BOOK OF MORMON. Lopez teamed with Jeff Marx for the musical AVENUE Q, which ran for six years on Broadway and four years in London's West End. Lopez and writing partner Kristen Anderson-Lopez wrote original songs for 2011's WINNIE THE POOH, a stage version of FINDING NEMO and a new musical called UP HERE.
Pictured: Allan Loeb. Photo by Alex Berliner/Berliner Studio/BEImages.