Gaston and LeFou are back together! Netflix has ordered Josh Gad‘s ‘Super-Normal’ a superhero comedy, which Gad will star in and produce. Also attached is his ‘Beauty and the Beast’ costar Luke Evans, who will also costar, executive produce and who helped Gad pitch the project. Daisy Ridley is also signed on to star, after having appeared with Gad in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.Photo credit: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
‘Death Note’ producer Dan Lin is also attached to produce, along with Jonathan Eirich. The script comes courtesy of Aaron and Jordan Kandell, who previously penned Disney’s ‘Moana’. Gad originated the concept and developed it with the Kandell brothers. At one point, Disney put in a bid for the project, before Gad settled on Netflix. Ryan Halprin is overseeing the project.
Here is the project’s synopsis:
Super-Normal is intended to be a character-driven, subversive take on a genre that Hollywood and the rest of the world loves too much.
It’s unclear what the nature of ‘Super-Normal’ is. It is simply referred to as a “package.” It’s possible that it could be a series, but with such busy, big name talent attached, it’s more likely to be a Netflix original movie.
Gad was last seen in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ with Ridley and a host of other stars. He will next be heard in ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’, which will play before Disney/Pixar’s ‘Coco’ opening next week.
Of course, Ridley will be headlining ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ which opens on December 15. She recently wrapped ‘Chaos Walking’ opposite Tom Holland.
Since ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Evans reprised his role as Owen in ‘The Fate of the Furious’ and starred in the indie crowdpleaser ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ based on the life of Wonder Woman’s creatior, William Moulton Marston. He stars in the upcoming TNT series ‘The Alienist’ based on the best-selling novel by Caleb Carr.
Since ‘Super-Normal’ is just being developed, there is no word on when it will finally materialize. Check back for details as they emerge.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter