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Legendary British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has just bought the rights to the 2003 comedy School of Rock – which starred Jack Black – and is planning to create a musical rendition of the film.
According to Contactmusic, Webber plans on writing original numbers for the stage version, but also plans to include tracks that were featured in the movie, such as hits by Led Zepplin and The Who.
Webber did not reveal too many details about his impending creation, but described it as a “musical about kids playing the guitar,” when asked on a recent interview with Canada's CBC radio show. He added that he was “very excited” about acquiring the rights to the movie.
The LA Times notes that Black is also a musician himself, as part of the satirical rock group Tenacious D. Black has yet to comment on whether or not he will be involved in the future project.
Webber has won seven Tony awards and has been involved in the hits Cats, and Jesus Christ Superstar.