Nearly 35 years after Follow That Bird hit theaters, the crew from Sesame Street is headed back to the big screen.
This week, Warner Bros. Pictures locked a January 15, 2021 release date for Sesame Street as a live-action musical. Warner Bros. acquired the rights for a Sesame Street film back in 2015, initially picking up a project from Night at the Museum‘s Shawn Levy that had been in development at Fox. Last fall, Warner Bros. confirmed that the film was moving forward, with Anne Hathaway eyeing a starring role, and Levy (now known for the Netflix hit, Stranger Things) on board to produce.
The Wrap reports that the picture will be directed by Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel. Mike Rosolio handled first draft screenplay duties, with Chris Galletta penning the latest draft.
Jesse Ehrman is overseeing for Warner Bros. and Sesame Workshop will be involved with the project.
The news comes as Sesame Workshop is in the midst of a massive, year-long celebration of Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary.