Entertainer to Work on Animated Feature With Webber And Rice

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STX Entertainment has announced that Elton, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice will team up for an animated version of Joseph And The Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat.

Adam Fogelson, chairman of STX’s Motion Picture Group, took to the stage Tuesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to unveil the new offering and said the movie is slated for the STX Family banner. 

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical from Webber and Rice that was conceived in the 1960s and has since been performed on stage many times, including on Broadway. The story is based on the multi-hued coat from the Joseph story in the Book of Genesis from the Bible.

It follows Joseph, the favourite son of Jacob, who is sold into slavery by his jealous siblings. While in exile, his knack for interpreting dreams gains him favor with Pharaoh, and leads to an unexpected reunion with the family who abandoned him. This is known as the very first Webber-Rice musical that was performed in public.

Rocket Pictures is producing the flick, featuring new songs from Andrew and Time, in association with the Really Useful Group. Elton's company is also currently producing Sherlock Gnomes, the follow-up to the animated hit Gnomeo & Juliet.