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Tim Minchin Is Making a 'Groundhog Day' Musical

Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus, the composer and director of Tony-winning Matilda the Musical, are adapting the 1993 Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day into a stage musical, The Daily Mail reports. The pair have been working on it with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the script to the movie, and the musical will probably be debuting sometime in the next year or two. "It has to be something in its own right, not just a carbon copy," Warchus said. "We'll be doing the first workshop in the spring. Tim and Danny have been working on it for a while. I'll decide where it should go – London or New [...]

Tim Minchin Is Writing the Music and Lyrics for a DreamWorks Animated Film

Comedian Tim Minchin has been tapped by DreamWorks to do the music for a new animated film, the studio announced last week. The movie is set in Australia, where Minchin grew up, and it's called Larrikins, which is Australian slang for mischievous youth. Larrikins follows a marsupial venturing out of his family's burrow for a musical adventure across the Australian outback.

Minchin said in the press release, "I was lucky enough to grow-up in Western Australia and know that the Australian outback is vast and spell-binding and heart-stoppingly beautiful, and the characters that inhabit it are unique and hilarious and tough and cheeky. I am hugely excited to be [...]