Elton John & Andrew Lloyd Webber team for huge musical

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Hollywood's next big musical will bring together three titans of the stage - Sir Elton John, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice.

The one project prestigious enough to unite the three is an animated version of the beloved Rice-Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which earned them six Tony Award nominations.

The duo are writing new songs for the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat movie, while Sir Elton will be producing through his Rocket Picture (via Deadline).

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(Jason Donovan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)

The musical was adapted by from the biblical story of Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold into slavery and ultimately rose up to the heights of power.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was actually the first Rice-Webber musical ever performed live, and over the decades has run in the West End and Broadway multiple times.

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Sir Elton and Lord Webber both having history working with Sir Tim Rice on various stage and film projects. The Rice-Webber partnerships brought us Broadway hits including Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wizard of Oz.

The Elton-Rice partnership created the iconic music from Disney's Lion King, which ultimately won them a Best Original Song Oscar for 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight'.

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They'd go on to turn The Lion King into a hugely successful Broadway and West End musical, in addition to adapting Verdi's Aida into a four-time Tony Award-winning production.

It was announced earlier this year that Sir Elton was also working on a stage version of The Devil Wears Prada with Poor Little Lambs playwright Paul Rudnick.

Watch Sir Elton his and Tim Rice's song 'Written in the Stars' below:

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