Just In: Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” Inspires New Disney Movie Project!

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Variety has just reported that Disney is working on a movie musical project based on the Lionel Richie song “All Night Long.”

As per Variety’s report, the movie, which will be titled All Night Long, is expected to feature a soundtrack that includes more hits from Richie’s long musical career, which began in 1968 with The Commodores.

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The Commodores, as seen in their Tuskegee, AL recording studio in 1980
Shown: Milan Williams, Thomas McClary, Lionel Ritchie, Walter Orange, William King, Ronald LaPread

Richie and his longtime manager Bruce Eskowitz, COO of Red Light Mangement, will produce the upcoming Walt Disney Studios musical film. Also involved will be Cavalry Media’s Dana Brunetii and Matt del Piano.

Brunetti has been Oscar-nominated for The Social Network and Captain Phillips, while del Piano has worked with Alec Baldwin, Mariska Hargitay, and Al Pacino, among others.

The screenwriter for the new Disney movie project is Pete Chiarelli, best known for the hit Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and The Proposal with Sandra Bullock (2009).

Variety says that All Night Long will be similar to “the jukebox musical vibe of the hugely successful Mamma Mia films”.

Richie confirmed that the new Disney film is happening on his official Instagram account, saying “Big things in the works!”

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Casting and storyline information for All Night Long have not yet been released. Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for more on this innovative new Disney film.

All Night Long Lyrics

“Da Da, ooooh
Well, my friends, the time has come
To raise the roof and have some fun
Throw away the work to be done
Let the music play on (play on, play on, play on…)
Everybody sing, everybody dance
Lose yourself in wild romance
We’re going to Party, Karamu, Fiesta, forever
Come on and sing along!
We’re going to Party, Karamu, Fiesta, forever
Come on and sing along!
All night long (all night), All night (all night)
All night long (all night), All night (all night)
All night long (all night), All night (all night)
All night long! (all night), Ooh, yeah (all night)
People dancing all in the street
See the rhythm all in their feet
Life is good, wild and sweet
Let the music play on…(Play on, play on, play on…)
Feel it in your heart and feel it in your soul…”

 

What do you think the new Lionel Richie Disney movie will be about? Are you excited to see “All Night Long” brought to life on the silver screen? 

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