After ten years in development hell and several configurations of talent behind the camera, Disney’s long-gestating comedy Bob the Musical may be back on again, reports THR.
Allan Loeb, who directed Rock of Ages, Just Go With It and Here Comes the Boom, has been tapped to direct the film about an ordinary guy who takes a blow to the head and is dismayed to find his life turned into a musical as he begins to hear the songs in everyone’s hearts. Sounds like an irreverent, original concept, and people who’ve previously been attached to the project, including 21 Jump Street’s Chris Miller and Phil Lord, seem to confirm this as well.
If Loeb’s credits aren’t exactly the kind that would get future audiences excited, Disney also has this to offer: Bob the Musical now has music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who just composed all the music in breakout hit Frozen, which has now made just about $300 million in the US alone. So, yeah, that duo’s probably a safe bet.