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Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Are Making a Movie Musical With a Bizarre Premise

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Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are going to start singing about every product you own, including the kitchen sink. Wiig and Ferrell have signed up to star in a movie musical based on the book Everything Is Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals, which tells the often overlooked history of corporate America using Broadway talent to write and perform material about their products. Per Deadline, as part of many of these musicals, the actors would play inanimate objects or “get overly excited about diesel engines, bathtubs or selling tires.” Marc Platt (La La Land, Grease Live!) will produce the adaptation, which is getting a script from Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen) and an original score from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who also did the music for Hairspray and Smash. We can’t wait for Kristen Wiig’s heartbreaking ballad about washer dryers — sung, of course, from the perspective of a fridge.

Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Are Making a Musical