Channing Tatum has signed on to star and produce Walt Disney Studios’ long in development musical-comedy Bob The Musical.
Tatum will produce the film under his Free Association production, along with partners Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan. Tripp Vinson and Chris Bender are also producing. Disney is now on the search for a director for the film. Jessica Virtue and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing for the studio.
Bob The Musical has been in and out of development at the studio since 2004. Directors involved ranged from Mark Waters (Mean Girls) and Adam Shankman (Hairspray) to Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) to Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist). At one point Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible) circled the project to star.
Bob The Musical tells the story of a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s heart as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.
Channing Tatum was also attached to Disney’s gendered-swapped remake of Splash opposite Jillian Bell (Godmothered), but as far as I have heard Disney shelved that project.