Elton John Producing Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Film

02/06/2014
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(Radio.com) Elton John will help bring Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Wednesday (Feb. 5) that John's Rocket Pictures recently acquired the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. John will executive produce the animated musical with Lloyd Webber and Rice, while Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish (Elton's hubby) will produce the film.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the most popular musical experiences ever conceived," Shaw said in a release. "We are excited about the huge potential of a contemporary animated version, and we're thrilled to bring this to the big screen in partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice."

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first Lloyd Webber-Rice musical to be performed publicly. The play was originally created for performance in schools but has gone on to become the most performed musical in history. more on this story

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