Deadline is reporting that Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman, La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen) will write original songs for the upcoming family movie Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. The film will be directed by Will Speck & Josh Gordon (Blades of Glory, Office Christmas Party) and is set to star Javier Bardem.The movie based on the best-selling children’s book by Bernard Waber revolves around the titular reptile who lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City and enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores, until one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo. Will Davies is writing the screenplay. Speck & Gordon are also producing the project with Hutch Parker (Logan, X-Men: Days of Future Past). Pasek & Paul will serve as executive producers. The film will bow on July 22, 2022. Lyle, Lyle Crocodile is set to be released on July 22, 2022 by Sony Pictures.

Among Pasek/Paul’s other feature projects are Disney’s Snow White live-action adaptation and the movie adaptation of their stage musical Dear Evan Hansen (to be released in theaters on September 24, 2021  by Universal Pictures).

  1. JackS says:

    I can’t wait for his upcoming Snow White score