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From the 1965’s best selling Book Series by Bernard Waber to the big screen:Lyle the Crocodile is finally in cinemas.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Josh Gordon, co-director of the film Lyle, Lyle Crocodile.

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Josh Gordon, co-director of Lyle Lyle Crocodile, presented at the 20th Alice nella Città, Rome International Film Festival, talkes about adapting the 1965’s best selling Book Series by Bernard Waber to the big screen. Along with his co-director Will Speck, Gordon created a musical starring Lyle thanks to the beautiful musics and lyrics composed by Pasek and Paul, the duo behind La La Land and The Greatest Showman.

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, starring Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem, Constance Wu and Shawn Mendes, is a live-action/CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.When the Primm family (Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle -a singing crocodile (Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman), the Primms must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti (Bardem), to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.Lyle, Lyle, Crocodilewill feature original songs performed by Shawn Mendes,Javier Bardem,andConstance Wu, written by the songwriting team behind The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Joining Pasek and Paul in writing original songs for the film are Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Mark Sonnenblick, and Joriah Kwamé. Directed and produced by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, the screenplay is by Will Davies. The film is produced by Hutch Parker and executive produced by Kevin K. Vafi, Dan Wilson, Robert J. Dohrmann, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Tarak Ben Ammar and Andy Mitchell. The Sony Pictures film will release in the US on October 7, 2022.

Italian release october 27th.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Josh Gordon
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
  • Festival section
    Alice Panorama
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