According to Deadline, the "SNL" alums are teaming up for a musical comedy that will tell the true story of "how corporate America employed Broadway talent to take part in industrial shows from the 1950s to the 1980s to help motivate sales forces and educate employees on products. ... Companies that employed the talent ranged from American Standard, G.E., Exxon, J.C. Penney, Westinghouse, Coca-Cola, Phillips Petroleum, Lucite and Ford Motor Co. They would act and sing either with original songs or song parodies." The concept is based on the nonfiction book "Everything Is Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age Of Industrial Musicals" by Steve Young and Mike Murphy.
As if Wiig and Ferrell weren't a big enough draw, the behind the scenes talent is top-notch, too. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman -- who collaborated on NBC's musical series "Smash,' as well as the Broadway version of "Hairspray" -- are writing the score, and Marc Platt -- who's produced a bunch of buzzy recent musical projects, including Fox's "Grease Live!" and Oscar hopeful "La La Land" -- will produce.
Deadline reports that deals are still being negotiated for the high-profile project, so stay tuned. We can't wait to see how this zany flick turns out.