Disney Reportedly Developing Musical Comedy “Penelope”

Disney is reportedly developing a musical comedy titled Penelope, which will be a unique twist on The Princess and the Pea, according to Deadline.

  • Robert Sudduth writing the script for Penelope with Will Gluck producing through his Olive Bridge banner.
  • Exact plot details have not been shared at this time but it will loosely follow the classic fairy tale.
  • The film is also reportedly being developed for a theatrical release and is in early stages of development.
  • The film will feature original music by Ingrid Michaelson and Broadway superstar Larry O’Keefe.
  • Sudduth’s most recent credits include co-executive producer on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and the upcoming musical prequel on Paramount+, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.
  • He has also worked on Universal’s Tias, a feature film.
  • For Gluck, this is the second new project with Disney after he was reported to be attached to a live-action adaptation of the animated classic The Aristocats back in January.