Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat movie in the works at STX
STXfilms announced today that the studio will be joining Rocket Pictures’ collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, in their creation of a newly adapted animated family feature of the global smash hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Elton John’s Rocket Pictures is producing the film in association with Really Useful Group, which will feature new songs written by Lloyd Webber and Rice.
“Originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Riceas a pop cantata for students in London in 1968, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was expanded into a concept album and subsequently a globally successful theatrical stage phenomenon,” said David Kosse, President of STXinternational, who was instrumental in landing the deal for STX. “Joseph has become one of the most enduring, irresistible and beloved family musicals of all time. We could not be more honored or excited to be partnering with Andrew, Tim and Elton, legends of music, stage and screen on this animated telling of this timeless story.”
Based on the Biblical story of Joseph and his brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the journey of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, who is sold into slavery by his jealous siblings. While in exile, Joseph’s knack for interpreting dreams gains him favor with Pharaoh, and leads to an unexpected reunion with the family who abandoned him.