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Musical 'Monster Mash' Movie in the Works at Universal

Grammy-nominated music video director Matt Stawski will helm the project.
Matt Stawski will direct   |   Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Grammy-nominated music video director Matt Stawski will helm the project.

Monster Mash is coming to the big screen. Universal is developing a musical to be directed by Matt Stawski, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Monster Mash comes from an original treatment from Stawski, who earned 2010 Grammy nomination for CeeLo Green's "Fuck You" music video.

Black List writer Will Widger will pen the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Bobby "Boris" Pickett's song "Monster Mash" became a pop sensation in 1962, eventually hitting No. 1 on the Billboard charts before Halloween.  

Marty Bowen will produce the Monster Mash film via his Temple Hill Entertainment banner. Stawski is executive producing with Temple Hill's John Fischer. Universal's Jeyun Munford and Tony Ducret will oversee for the studio.

Universal has a number of monster-theme movies on the docket, with Elizabeth Moss' The Invisible Man opening later this month. Paul Feig's Dark Army and Elizabeth Banks' The Invisible Woman are also in the works at the studio.

Stawski is repped by Gersh, Writ Large and Weintraub Tobin. Widger is repped by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

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