Deadline is reporting that composer/music producer Elliott Wheeler (The Get Down) and writer/director Michael Sucsy (The Vow, Grey Gardens) are writing the music and lyrics for the original movie musical A Lot Like Christmas. Sucsy will also direct the film, which is set in New York City and revolves around EGOT-winner Riva DeLange, a woman synonymous with Christmas, as she revives her once-famous Christmas special in an attempt to reconnect with her children who hate the holidays because of their mother. Brian Oliver (1917, Black Swan) and Brad Fischer (Shutter Island, Zodiac) are producing the project for New Republic Pictures, alongside Sucsy’s HungryDuck Productions. Wheeler has previously composed the score for Sucsy’s last feature, Every Day. No word yet on a production start date for A Lot Like Christmas.

Wheeler also serves as the executive music producer on Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming untitled Elvis Presley biopic starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The film is currently set to be released on June 3, 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures.