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Jon M. Chu to Direct Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Movie

Chu, who previously directed In the Heights, also helms the upcoming two-part Wicked movie.

The most recent West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
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A new film version of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is in the pipeline.

Produced by Amazon Studios, the piece will be developed and shot by director Jon M. Chu, alongside producer Scott Sanders. A new screenplay will be penned by Daniel Goldfarb. Chu is the director of the forthcoming two-part Wicked movie.

The show has run in the West End, on Broadway and all over the world. Songs included in the piece are “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door to Me,” “Jacob and Sons,” “There’s One More Angel in Heaven,” and “Go Go Go Joseph.” It tells the biblical story of Joseph and his 11 brothers.

It has been seen on tour and twice in the West End in recent years, with a cast led by Jac Yarrow.

Casting, release date, and more details about the movie are to be revealed.

Deadline broke the story earlier today.