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Musical Based On Lionel Richie Catalogue In The Works At Disney

Lionel Richie is one of the most legendary musicians in American history and now his iconic catalogue of songs has been acquired by Walt Disney Studios, who are developing a movie musical based around the hits.

The musical, tentatively titled All Night Long, will be penned by Pete Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians, The Proposal) and is currently be planned as a live-action theatrical project that will use some of Richie’s greatest hits to guide its story. Though no further details have been given regarding the plot, the film is being described as more akin to the likes of jukebox musicals such as Mamma Mia, which was based around ABBA’s catalogue, and will seek to take advantage of other recent music movie hits such as Rocketman, Bohemian Rhapsody and Yesterday.

Richie and his manager Bruce Eskowitz are attached to produce the film alongside Cavalry Media executives Dana Brunetti and Matt Del Piano. The concept for the film came from the four-time Grammy winner himself, who sold the pitch to the House of Mouse in January. Richie currently works as a host for American Idol on the Disney-owned ABC alongside Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, having joined the hit musical competition series in 2018 for its sixteenth season.

Richie has sold a reported 90 million records worldwide in his 50-year career, also having been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Original Song for “Endless Love” from the 1981 film of the same name, “Say You Say Me” from 1985’s White Nights and “Miss Celie’s Blues” from 1985’s The Color Purple, taking home the award for the second. Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson also co-wrote the 1985 charity anthem, “We Are The World”.

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Star Wars Series From Leslye Headland In Development at Disney+

Variety is reporting that a new Star Wars series is in development at Disney+ from Russian Doll co-creator and showrunner Leslye Headland.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the outlet notes that the series will be a female-centric show that takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects. Headland will write and serve as showrunner on the series, which is currently staffing.

Besides the Emmy nominated Russian Doll, two-time Emmy nominee Headland’s credits also include serving as writer and director on the Seven Deadly Plays series as well as the 2014 remake of About Last Night and writing/directing Sleeping with Other People. Her television credits include Terriers, Blunt Talk, SMILF, and Black Monday. Headland is currently under an overall deal at Fox 21 Television Studios.

The news follows the recent announcement that The Mandalorian has already begun development on Season 3. Other Star Wars series in the works include the Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor as well as the Cassian Andor Rogue One prequel series starring Diego Luna.

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Mondo Announces “The Bounty” Timed Edition Giclee Print By Rory Kurtz

Thank the Ancients for Jon Favreau. Not only is he one of the key figures responsible for launching the MCU and the filmmaker that gifted us with one of the best modern Christmas classics, but he is a bonafide Star Wars master and one of the primary forces behind the excellent series: The Mandalorian. 

Set sometime between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order, the show follows a lone warrior and bounty hunter as he navigates the outer reaches of an all too familiar galaxy. The show proudly wears its influences on its armor – from Leone’s Westerns to Samurai epics – and we fell in love with every gritty detail from week to week. From Ludwig Göransson’s incredible score to Pedro Pascal’s stoic performance as the titular Mandalorian, everything just sort of clicked in the best way. But there was one character who simply transcended it all: The Child. 

Together with Acme Archives, Mondo has teamed up with Rory Kurtz on a new poster for this instantly iconic new character to Star Wars lore. Titled “The Bounty,” Rory has beautifully brought life to one of The Mandalorian’s most captivating new characters, and will be available as a Timed Edition starting Friday, February 21 at 11AM CT and running through Monday, February 24 until 11:59PM CT. In addition to the timed edition release, Mondo will also offer a limited edition 5″x7″ graphite variant of Rory’s artwork. 

From Rory:

“I can’t say exactly when my feelings toward The Child turned from hesitant curiosity, to full on fan obsession. I had started this small original drawing for the sheer fun of it, just two or three episodes into The Mandalorian, and before even finishing it, I was just as ecstatic for The Child as everyone else seemed to be. Something about the child’s original trilogy design, and live real world puppeteering just brings so much more to the character than another forgettable CGI creation. That, and the certain mysterious understanding in it’s giant glassy eyes. The entire series is such a great addition to Star Wars canon, and season two can’t come soon enough.”

“The Bounty” by Rory Kurtz
8″ x 10″ Giclee Print
Timed Edition – Available until 11:59pm on 2/24
Printed by Static Medium
Expected to Ship May 2020
Ships Worldwide
$35

“The Bounty” (Variant) by Rory Kurtz
5″ x 7″ Giclee Print, Edition of 175
Printed by Static Medium
Expected to Ship May 2020
Ships Worldwide
$35

“The Bounty”, both Timed Edition and Variant, by Rory Kurtz are on sale now at mondoshop.com.

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Pixar In Real Life

Watch what happens as your favorite Pixar characters enter reality on Pixar IRL streaming only on Disney+ on November 12.

Imagine walking down a busy street in a metropolitan city and seeing WALL-E sharing the crosswalk with you! What would you do? Pixar rounded up some hidden cameras and some amazing actors and asked the same question: “What would Pixar fans do if they were confronted by the real-life version of their favorite Pixar characters?”

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Funko Pop! Movie Moments Disney Fantasia Sorcerer Mickey Vinyl Figure Set – BoxLunch Exclusive

Funko Pop! presents a stylized vinyl collectible figure set of Sorcerer Mickey from the Disney classic, Fantasia. 

Order HERE for $32.90.

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