FOX Greenlights “A Christmas Story” Live!
“A Christmas Story” is the latest movie to get turned into a live musical version! FOX has announced that a musical version of the hit movie, will air in December 2017.
“‘A Christmas Story’ is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time – audiences have made a yearly ritual of re-watching it – and we are so thrilled to have Marc leading the charge in bringing the musical version of that film to television,” said David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. “The extraordinarily gifted Pasek and Paul were instrumental in transposing the movie to the stage, and we believe the transition to live television event will be just as entertaining for viewers.”
Fans can expect to hear brand new songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The live version is sure to do well, given that the 1983 movie airs every Christmas Eve for 24-hours straight on TBS.
No casting news has been announced for the live FOX version.