The film will include songs from the 1989 animated film (with lyrics by the late Howard Ashman), much of which was included in the 2008 Broadway musical adaptation. Deadline reports that Tony and Pulitzer winner Miranda will also co-write music with multiple Oscar winner Menken, whose prolific output has included Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame,
No filming schedule, casting or release date were announced. Deadline reports that Disney is still working out details of Miranda’s involvement in the project. Though he will not write the script, he reportedly will supervise the story.