Untitled Robert Downey Jr. Musical: Warner Bros to distribute

Fri December 3, 2010 Return to Film News

  • Warner Bros has acquired the rights to a musical pitch from Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composing team behind the musical "Next to Normal".

  • Robert Downey Jr. is attached to star and he will also produce with Susan Downey and their Team Downey production company.

  • Yorkey will write the screenplay and the lyrics while Kitt will compose the music.

  • The story centers on two Broadway songwriters who find themselves creatively and financially bankrupt when their big-break musical flops. Searching for inspiration, they take jobs as counselors at the theater camp they attended as kids and hatch a plan for a big comeback.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline
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