Lima named to direct “Monkeys of Mumbai” for DWA

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Mon­keys of Mum­bai Crew

Kevin Lima (“Enchanted,” “Tarzan”) will direct Dream­Works Animation’s first-ever Bollywood-style musi­cal adven­ture Mon­keys of Mum­bai (work­ing title), the stu­dio announced Wednesday.

Lisa Stew­art (Turbo, Mon­sters vs. Aliens and Chris Chase (Enchanted, Tarzan) will serve as pro­duc­ers on the project.

As pre­vi­ously announced, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, The Prince Of Egypt, Enchanted) is serv­ing as exec­u­tive pro­ducer and lyri­cist, A.R. Rah­man (127 Hours, Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire, Bom­bay Dreams) is serv­ing as exec­u­tive pro­ducer and com­poser, and Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges (Bride & Prej­u­dice, Bend It Like Beck­ham) are writ­ing the fea­ture project.

Kevin is a bril­liant direc­tor and some­one we’ve long wanted to work with at Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion,” said the studio’s chief cre­ative offi­cer, Bill Dam­aschke. “We are thrilled to wel­come him, Chris and Lisa on board to round out the excel­lent cre­ative lead­er­ship team on Mon­keys of Mum­bai.”

Ever since Enchanted, I’ve been look­ing for a film musi­cal, and when Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion approached me with the prospect of doing a Bol­ly­wood musi­cal with such renowned col­lab­o­ra­tors, I knew this was the one,” added Lima.

Inspired by the great Indian epic tale of The Ramayana — but retold through the point of view of its mon­keys — Mon­keys of Mum­bai revolves around two com­mon mon­keys who become unlikely heroes in a last-ditch effort to stop an ancient, thought-to-be-mythical demon from con­quer­ing the world. The project is being over­seen at DEA by devel­op­ment exec­u­tive Chris Kuser.

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