Allan Loeb to Write Disney's 'Bob the Musical' (Exclusive)

Allan Loeb
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Allan Loeb has been tapped to work on Bob the Musical, Disney’s long-gestating musical comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Bob follows a regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s heart as his reality is instantly turned into a musical, much to his dismay.

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The project has been in development since 2004 and has seen several writers, composers and directors come and go, including Adam Shankman and 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

But producers Chris Bender, J.C. Spink and Jake Weiner of Benderspink, as well as Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are still pushing forward with the high-concept project, which now has music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the duo behind the tunes of Disney’s animation breakout Frozen.  

Loeb's wide-ranging credits include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the musical adaptation Rock of Ages and comedies such as Just Go With It and Here Comes the Boom.

He is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Sean Marks.

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