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Andrew Lloyd Webber on New Movie Musicals: Joseph ‘Definitely Happening’ and Cats a ‘Real Possibility’

Andrew Lloyd Webber on New Movie Musicals: Joseph ‘Definitely Happening’ and Cats a ‘Real Possibility’
Donny Osmond in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
Andrew Lloyd Webber confirms 'Joseph' film adaptation.

The big screen is about to turn red and yellow and green and brown and scarlet and black and ochre and peach and—oh you know. Andrew Lloyd Webber has confirmed that a new film adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat “is definitely happening.” The composer told the BBC’s The One Show, “[The movie is] in production” and  “signed on the dotted line.”

This isn’t the first time Joseph wore his coat of many colors on film—a straight-to-video movie starring Donny Osmond as the singing Biblical figure was released in 1999. No casting, dates or additional information about the forthcoming Joseph film been announced, but we’ve got our fingers crossed for more awesome sing-alongs like this in the near future!

As previously reported, the Jellicle cats could also be pouncing onto the big screen soon. “It’s something that's been in the air for years,” Lloyd Webber said, “But basically what’s happened is that the success of the movie of Les Mis is that everybody is looking now at old musicals and thinking, is there a possibility of making them again? And I think that for the first time there is a real possibility that Cats will happen.”

Fun fact: Other Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals that have received big screen adaptations include Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Phantom of the Opera.

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