2018 Musical Movies

Mary Poppins Returns

    • Musical

    Emily Blunt has been cast as Mary Poppins and Lin-Mauel Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven additional novels, the story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

    A Star Is Born

      • Musical

      A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

      Anna and the Apocalypse

        • Comedy

        In the movie, a girl and her friends must fight – and sing – their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of their school, not knowing if their parents and friends will still be alive when they get there.

        Dogg Pound 4 Life

          • Biography

          A sequel to Straight Outta Compton is believed to be focused on Snoop Dogg and Tupac, but Universal currently denies that is happening.

          Oliver Twist

            • Musical

            Oliver Twist is one of Dickens’ most famous works and tells of an orphan boy who moves from a life as an exploited child laborer to being under the wings of Fagin, a leader of a gang of London pickpockets. Hardship, murders and secrets waiting to be revealed follow the boy.

            Rent Live

              • Musical

              A live musical version of Rent is coming to Fox.

              Sister Act

                • Comedy

                Plot details of the remake are being kept under wraps, but the original centered on a Reno lounge singer (Goldberg) who goes into protective custody at a San Francisco convent and pretends to be a nun after a mob boss puts a hit on her.

                Untitled Josh Gad / Jeremy Garelick Musical

                  • Musical

                  A contemporary vehicle for Gad to play a domestic who integrates into family with a busy single mother, and becomes an important part of the clan. The story was co-written by Gad and Garelick, who worked together on The Wedding Ringer, the comedy that marked Garelick’s feature directorial debut and which he co-wrote. Garelick is writing the script and directing.