Disney Studios is in the early stages of developing a musical based on Lionel Richie’s bests songs.
All Night Long will use some of Richie’s greatest hits in a live-action project for a theatrical release. The project is being produced by Richie and his manager Bruce Eshkowitz with Cavalry Media executives Dana Brunetti and Matt Del Piano. Pete Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians and the Proposal) is penning the script.
American Idol’s Lionel Richie sold the pitch to the studio in January. The film will have a similar feel to Mamma Mia, which was based on the song from Abba.
Musical movies have done well at the box office with Rami Malek’s performance of Freddie Mercury in 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody winning him an Oscar for best actor and grossing over $900 million globally. Elton John’s Rocketman starring Taron Egerton took home a Golden Globe and other musical titles that have done well include Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, and Across the Universe.