Phil Lord and Chris Miller in Talks to Direct BOB THE MUSICAL

     December 6, 2010


Phil Lord and Chris Miller (the writers/directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are in talks to direct Bob the Musical for Disney.  The premise is a dandy: Bob is a regular guy who, “after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts as his reality is instantly turned into a musical.”  According to Risky Business, Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) is writing the music and lyrics.  Several writers — Mike Bender, Babaloo and Lowell Ganz — and directors — Adam Shankman and Mark Waters — have been attached to Bob.  Lord and Miller reportedly plan to bring in a new writer for a fresh take.  Following the surprise (but totally welcome) success of Cloudy, Lord and Miller have boarded a pair of high profile projects: a reboot of 21 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and the Lego movie.

Hit the jump for a taste of what a Lord/Miller-directed Bob might look like, by way of the Scrubs musical.  Not only is a blow to the head the inciting incident, but Lord and Miller co-created the daffy Clone High with Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence.

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