‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ Creators Nell Benjamin & Laurence O’Keefe Team For Melodic Comedy At Universal

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Exclusive: Legally Blonde: The Musical music/lyricists Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe are in the works on an untitled comedy musical at Universal for which they will write the songs and screenplay.

The pic, whose plot is being kept under wraps, is being produced by Scott Sanders and Mara Jacobs at Scott Sanders Productions.

“Nell and Larry’s script perfectly captures the blend of irreverence and emotion that they have brought to their stage shows in an irresistible story that I can’t wait for movie audiences to experience,” Sanders told Deadline.

Benjamin and O’Keefe’s Legally Blonde: The Musical received seven Tony nominations in 2007. Separately, Benjamin wrote the lyrics to Mean Girls: The Musical, for which she was Tony-nominated for Best Original Score with Jeff Richmond. O’Keefe has worked on such popular musicals as Heathers and Bat Boy. The duo are represented by Wme and Epiphany Alliance.
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