Popular musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is being adapted into a brand new movie.
The movie will include the Tony-nominated score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). Daniel Goldfarb will pen the script.
The musical, which features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Tim Rice, originally premiered in 1972.
The film is being made by Amazon studios.
It is a musical adaptation of a story from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, about Joseph, his 11 brothers, and the way a coat of many colours changes their destinies.
The musical includes songs like Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
Jon M. Chu will direct the movie.
He is also known for directing the hit comedy Crazy Rich Asians and the film adaptation of In the Heights, Chu is currently in London directing the two-part Wicked movie, starring Ariana Grande, Marisa Bode, and more.
“Directing a ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ movie has always held the most prominent place on my bucket list,” Chu said in a statement.
“As a child, I was captivated by the musical and have since lost count of how many times I’ve listened to its various cast albums. However, what resonates with me most is the feeling that it was personally written for the inner dreamer in me — the youngest of five siblings who often felt overlooked but knew deep down that there was a place for me somewhere.
“It’s a big, bold event-sized musical that has everything: humor, heart, dangerously infectious music and a world of biblical proportions. The opportunity to work with the legendary Lord Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice to reimagine ‘Joseph’ in a fresh and exciting way for a new generation is beyond even my own dreams. Go Go Go Joe!!”