Bo Burnham Boards ‘Sesame Street’ Movie for Warner Bros.
live-action adaptation of the popular children’s show, which will hit theaters Jan.
“Portlandia” director and co-creator Jonathan Krisel is helming the musical, co-financed by Warner Bros.
and MGM.Also attached to the film is star Anne Hathaway and producers Shawn Levy and Michael Aguilar.
Additionally, Mike Rosolio and Chris Galletta have written drafts for the pic with Jesse Ehrman shepherding the project for Warner Bros.
Sesame Workshop, which holds the rights to the show, will also be involved in the development of the movie.The story follows the Sesame Street characters after they are mysteriously expelled from their own neighborhood, forcing them to collaborate with history show host Sally Hawthorne to prove that Sesame Street actually exists.
The educational series first premiered in 1969 with a combination of live-action puppetry and animation.
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