Disney is closing a deal to get the rights to the Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for a live-action adaptation.
- The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter which states that Disney is closing a deal to get the rights to the musical for a live-action adaptation.
- Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who previously produced the live-action Aladdin remake for Disney, will be producing along with Ryan Halprin as executive producer.
- Disney is still in search of filmmakers to adapt the show.
About The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee:
- The musical comedy follows six spellers — Olive Ostrovsky, William Barfée, Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, Marcy Park, Leaf Coneybear, and Chip Tolentino competing in the annual spelling bee in Putnam County, NY. Through flashbacks and reveals about each character, they learn that winning isn’t everything.
- The show features a score by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin.
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is based on C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, an improv play created by Rebecca Feldman.
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