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Sesame Street
Directed byJonathan Krisel
Produced by
  • Shawn Levy
  • Michael Aguilar
  • Guymon Casady
  • Daniel Rappaport
Written byChris Galletta
Based on
Sesame Street
by
  • Joan Ganz Cooney
  • Lloyd Morrisett
Starring
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Chance the Rapper
Production
company
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • 21 Laps Entertainment
  • Entertainment 360
  • Sesame Workshop
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • January 14, 2022 (2022-01-14)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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Sesame Street is an upcoming American musical comedy film directed by Jonathan Krisel and written by Chris Galletta. It is based on the television series of same name. The film stars Anne Hathaway. It serves as a stand-alone sequel to The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999) and Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985).

The film is scheduled to be released on January 14, 2022.

Premise[edit]

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 named Sally Hawthorne who’s on a quest to save her show and prove that Sesame Street actually exists, with obstacles created by the Mayor, with reasons of his own for keeping Sesame Street hidden from the world.

Cast[edit]

  • Anne Hathaway as Sally Hawthorne
  • Chance the Rapper

Production[edit]

In 2016, it was announced that David Guion and Michael Handelman had been set to co-write the screenplay treatment for the film for. Shawn Levy of 21 Laps Entertainment, Michael Aguilar and Guymon Casady and Daniel Rappaport of Entertainment 360 would produce, alongside Sesame Workshop.[1] In September 2018, Jonathan Krisel signed on to direct the film, with the screenplay by Chris Galletta and Mike Rosolio.[2] In December 2018, Anne Hathaway signed on to star in the film. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer would co-finance the film with Warner Bros. Pictures.[3] In June 2019, it was reported that Bo Burnham would write original songs for the film.[4] In March 2020, Chance the Rapper was added to the cast.[5]

Filming commenced in April 2020 after originally being scheduled to film in July 2019 due to Anne Hathaway finishing up on The Witches.[6][7]

Release[edit]

Sesame Street is scheduled to be released on January 14, 2022 by Warner Bros. Pictures.[8] It was previously scheduled to be released on January 15 and June 4, 2021.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. Can You Spell David Guion & Michael Handelman? They Are Writing ‘Sesame Street’ Film For Warner Bros
  2. ‘Portlandia’s Jonathan Krisel To Direct ‘Sesame Street’ Movie At Warner Bros
  3. Galuppo, Mia (December 5, 2018). "Anne Hathaway Eyes Starring Role in 'Sesame Street' Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  4. Bo Burnham Gets To ‘Sesame Street’, Will Pen Songs For Warner Bros. Movie
  5. Chance the Rapper Joins ‘Sesame Street’ Movie
  6. Sesame Street’, Tim Story-Directed ‘Tom & Jerry’ Movies Set At Warner Bros For 2021
  7. Anne Hathaway’s ‘Sesame Street’ Film Shoot Pushed Back 9 Months (Exclusive)
  8. D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2019-12-12). "'Shazam! 2' To Take Flight Spring 2022, 'Sesame Street' Relocates". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  9. Pedersen, Erik; Pedersen, Erik (2019-07-16). "Warner Bros' Sesame Street Pic Moved Back Five Months; 'Just Mercy' Gets Christmas Limited Release". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  10. McNary, Dave (March 12, 2019). "'Sesame Street' Live-Action Movie Set for 2021". Variety. Retrieved April 6, 2019.

External links[edit]

Category:Draft articles Category:Drafts about media and drama Category:Warner Bros. drafts


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