Walt Disney Studios is developing an original movie musical based on the songs from Lionel Richie.
According to Variety, “All Night Long” will use some of Richie’s greatest hits in a live-action project in early stages of development with a theatrical release in mind.
Richie and his manager Bruce Eskowitz are producing the project with Cavalry Media executives Dana Brunetti and Matt Del Piano. Screenwriter Pete Chiarelli (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Proposal”) is currently at work on the script.
Here’s Richie’s initial reaction to the news being released:
Richie holds four Grammy awards and has reportedly sold over 100 million records worldwide. He’s a three-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song, with one win in 1986 for the song “Say You Say Me” from the film “White Nights.”