Elton John working with Andrew Lloyd-Webber on new Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat film

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Sirs Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber have revealed they are teaming up for an animated film adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The announcement was made at CinemaCon in Las Vegas by American producers STF Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter says that Tim Rice is also signed on to work on the project, which will be produced by STX and John’s production company Rocket Pictures, in association with Really Useful Group.

Lloyd Webber and Rice will also be penning new songs for the film.

The title role has been played on stage most notably by Jason Donovan, Joe McElderry and Phillip Schofield. Lloyd-Webber recently revealed that he was eyeing up Liam Payne to play the part.

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