After months of negotiations, Walt Disney Studios has come to an agreement on a deal with Grammy Winning recording artist Bruno Mars.
According to Deadline, the studio is set to develop a music-driven theatrical film, which will see Mars not only produce and star in the pic but will create and perform all-new original music. As of now, plot details are being kept under wraps. A search for a writer and director is underway.
This new deal comes just days after the studio had announced that they received the film rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical Hamilton, in a $75 million deal. Both deals had at their center Walt Disney Studios production president Sean Bailey. Integral in the Bruno Mars deal was Mitchell Leib, who heads music for the film group.
Mars is no stranger to the film industry as he voiced Roberto in Blue Sky Animation’s (now owned by Disney) Rio 2. He also made a brief appearance in Honeymoon in Vegas. He’s also appeared in multiple SNL sketches.
Amongst Mars’ 11 Grammy wins and 27 nominations, the singer is the recipient of ten American Music Awards, six iHeartRadio Music Awards, four BET Awards, three Brit Awards, an Echo Award, a JUNO Award, eleven Grammy Awards, four Guinness World Records and ten Soul Train Music Awards.