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Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber to make film of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Elton John. Photo: Drop of Light/Shutterstock Elton John. Photo: Drop of Light/Shutterstock
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Elton John is collaborating with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on a new animated version of Joseph and the Technicolor Amazing Dreamcoat.

Lloyd Webber and Rice are also working on new songs for the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The film will be produced by John’s Rocket Pictures, in association with the Really Useful Group, and is being developed with film studio STX Entertainment.

The news was announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas by STX International president David Kosse, who said: “Joseph has become one of the most enduring, irresistible and beloved family musicals of all time. We could not be more honoured or excited to be partnering with Andrew, Tim and Elton, legends of music, stage and screen, on this animated telling of this timeless story.”

Joseph was written by Lloyd Webber and Rice in 1969 as a concept album, and first staged in 1972.

It last ran in the West End in 2008 and is currently touring the UK, with Joe McElderry in the lead role.