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Mamma Mia-style Beach Boys musical planned

By | Published on Tuesday 5 October 2010

Hey, how about this for an awful idea: Plans are afoot for a new movie musical based on the ‘Mamma Mia’ formula and using the music of The Beach Boys.

According to Variety, the idea has been pitched by screenwriter Susannah Grant (best known for ‘Erin Brockovich’) and will be produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron (who produced ‘Hairspray and executive produced ‘Chicago’) and John Stamos, who previously collaborated with Zadan and Meron on a 2000 dramatisation of The Beach Boys’ history – ‘The Beach Boys: An American Family’ – though it’s thought this new project would not tell the band’s story (it being made to the ‘Mamma Mia’ formula).

Twentieth Century Fox is reportedly bidding for the rights to use the band’s songs on the big screen in order to begin work on this project properly.