Disney is Turning ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ Into a Movie!

Disney is Turning ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ Into a Movie!

NEW YORK – JUNE 05: The cast of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” performs at the 59th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall June 5, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Disney is turning one of Broadway’s biggest musicals into a movie!

It has been announced that Disney has closed a deal to turn The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee into a live-action movie musical, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced Disney’s live-action Aladdin, remake will be producing the upcoming film adaption.

If you don’t know, Spelling Bee is a musical comedy that follows several quirky students – Olive Ostrovsky, William Barfée, Logainne “Schwarzy” SchwartzandGrubenierre, Marcy Park, Leaf Coneybear, and Charlito “Chip” Tolentino – who are competing to win their county’s spelling bee.

The show first hit Broadway in 2005 and earned six Tony Awards nominations, winning Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Dan Fogler, who played William Barfée.

As of right now, the The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee movie adaption doesn’t have a director or any cast members attached.

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