Ferrell, Wiig Team On Corporate Musical Film

From the 1950s to the 1980s, America’s top companies produced these live motivational productions for their employees.

Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig are teaming up to help develop a musical based on the nonfiction book “Everything Is Coming Up Profits” for Amblin Partners.

Steve Young and Sport Murphy’s book focuses on little seen but lavishly made musical shows that were made exclusively for blue chip corporations from the 1950s to the 1980s as motivational productions for their employees, particularly their sales forces.

Steven Levenson (“Masters of Sex”) will pen the script, “Hairspray” musical scribes Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will pen the music while “La La Land” and “Wicked” producer Marc Platt will produce.

Source: THR