Entertainment Winslow Fegley Joins Javier Bardem In Sony’s ‘Lyle, Lyle Crocodile’
Sony and Roblox Strike Strategic Partnership to Bring More Artists Into Games
Roblox and Sony Music Entertainment announced a strategic partnership to bring more Sony artists into the Roblox universe, after collaborating on several in-game events with artists like Lil Nas X and Zara Larsson. The two companies will work together to develop more music experiences for Roblox’s 42 million active daily users, including concerts, release parties and the creation of in-game artist worlds.
EXCLUSIVE:is set to join in Will Speck & Josh Gordon’s Lyle, Lyle Crocodile for . Sources also tell Deadline that Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, the Oscar winning songwriting team behind the music of La La Land and upcoming Dear Evan Hansen movie, will write original songs for the film. Speck & Gordon will direct with the script will be adapted by Will Davies and is based on the best-selling children’s book by Bernard Waber.
First published in 1965, the venerable children’s tale revolves around the title reptile who lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. Lyle enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores, and playing with the neighborhood kids. He’s the happiest crocodile any home ever had…until one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo. Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, don’t like crocodiles, and everything Lyle does to win them over seems to go wrong. It will take all of Lyle’s charm—and courage—to reveal the hero, and friend, behind the big crocodile smile.
Javier Bardem to Star in 'Lyle, Lyle Crocodile' Musical for Sony
Javier Bardem is set to star in the film adaptation of the classic children's book "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" that's set up at Sony, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Will Speck and Josh Gordon are directing the film, which will also feature original music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of "La La Land." The film is a live-action hybrid, and Sony Pictures plans to release it on July 22, 2022. "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile" is a 1965Will Speck and Josh Gordon are directing the film, which will also feature original music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of "La La Land." The film is a live-action hybrid, and Sony Pictures plans to release it on July 22, 2022.
Speck & Gordon are producing alongside Hutch Parker. Dan Wilson is executive producing for Hutch Parker Entertainment and Kevin K. Vafi is executive producing for Speck & Gordon. Pasek & Paul are also executive producing. Brittany Morrissey is overseeing the project for the studio. The film will bow on July 22, 2022.
Fegley most recently completed shooting the lead role in Nightbooks, based on the popular supernatural novel by JA. White as well as 8 Bit Christmas for HBO Max. He is best known for his break-out role as Timmy Failure in Disney’s Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made from Academy Award-winning director Tom McCarthy and he also starred in Focus Features’ Come Play. He will next be seen in the Neil Bogart biopic Spinning Gold, starring Jeremy Jordan, Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Isaacs.
He is repped by Gersh, Ann Wright Representatives, and Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein
Mike Richards Apologizes To ‘Jeopardy!’ Staff In Virtual Meeting Attended By Sony TV Boss .
Following a turbulent last two weeks for Jeopardy! that culminated in Mike Richards’ ouster as host of the syndicated program after one day of production, the staff and crew of the venerable game show were summoned for a Microsoft Teams meeting this morning, sources tell Deadline. Jeopardy! executive producer Richards addressed his team during the meeting, which was attended by Sony’s top TV executive, Ravi Ahuja, Chairman of Sony Global Television Studios, who oversees the studio’s gameshow franchises and was in charge of the search for a permanent Jeopardy! host following the death of Alex Trebek.