“Animal House” has become a cult classic for college kids, and anyone who’s ever watched and loved the 1978 movie will be pumped to hear that Universal Pictures Stage Productions is currently working on “Animal House: The Musical.” The Barenaked Ladies will write the score, while Casey Nicholaw will be the production’s director and choreographer.
Details on the “Animal House” musical are scant thus far, but we do have a few confirmed names. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Michael Mitnick will write the libretto, James L. Nederlander, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel will produce, and National Lampoon founding publisher Matty Simmons has signed on as executive producer.
“Animal House” made $141.6 million gross in the U.S. with a budget of just $2.7 million. Who would you like to see in the movie’s musical adaptation?