The upcoming feature film adaptation ‘Sesame Street’ will feature original songs by Bo Burnham. Anne Hathaway (‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘Serenity’) will star.
Burnham recently made his directorial debut on the film ‘Eighth Grade,’ which he also wrote. He is very popular for his music, as well as his stand-up specials ‘what.’ and ‘Make Happy.’ Next, he serves as writer and producer on a teen dramedy from director Amy York Rubin (‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ ‘Dead to Me’).
We also have an official premise now:
“Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends are mysteriously expelled from their neighborhood, finding themselves in Manhattan. They team up with a plucky history show host Sally Hawthorne who’s on a quest to save her show and prove that Sesame Street actually exists, with obstacles created by the “evil” mayor, with reasons of his own for keeping Sesame Street hidden from the world.”
Jonathan Krisel will serve as writer and director of the upcoming ‘Sesame Street’ feature film. Krisel is popular for directing several episodes of FXX’s ‘Man Seeking Woman,’ IFC’s ‘Portlandia,’ and FX’s ‘Baskets.’ He was the director of all 6 episodes of the A24 series ‘Moonbase 8,’ which should be coming out soon, despite not having a home yet. However, The Hollywood Reporter states Chris Galletta (‘The Kings of Summer’) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay.
Krisel said that “It’s going to be big,” with a budget that could be in the $50 million range.
Further, filming is aiming to begin mid-July and wrap this September, on-location in New York City.
Warner Bros. will release the film on January 15, 2021.