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Disney Tackling ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ Movie Musical (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the billion-dollar-grossing ‘Aladdin’ remake for the studio, will produce the live-action film.

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Disney is spelling “m-u-s-i-c-a-l,” closing a deal to pick up the rights to hit Broadway show The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, with the intent of mounting a live-action adaptation.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the billion-dollar-grossing live-action Aladdin remake for the studio, are producing Spelling Bee via their Rideback banner. The companys Ryan Halprin, who appeared in a college production of the show and helped chase the rights, will executive produce.
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