Bruno Mars and Disney have inked a deal to develop an upcoming music film. The singer will co-produce and star in the not-yet-named upcoming project.
Details about the plot of the movie have not yet been revealed. However, the film will consist of mostly original music that Mars will create and perform.
Mars tweeted to unveil the news of the joint effort. He posted a video of himself playing the Disney classic “When You Wish Upon a Star” from “Pinocchio” on the piano.
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) February 6, 2020
This announcement comes days after a precedent-setting deal with Lin-Manuel Miranda for the “Hamilton” musical film. Walt Disney Studios production president Sean Bailey was at the center of both deals. Mitchell Leib, who heads music for the film group, was integral in the Mars deal.
According to a statement, the project will be a “music-themed theatrical narrative feature.” This will be Mars’ first major film role. He voiced a character in the 2014 animated feature “Rio 2,” and portrayed an Elvis impersonator in 1992’s “Honeymoon in Vegas.”