Oooh, fudge! A live musical version of "A Christmas Story" is coming to television.
Fox has ordered an adaptation based on the 1983 holiday classic from the team behind "La La Land."
Marc Platt, who produced Fox's "Grease: Live!" and "La La Land," will oversee the event. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar-winning songwriters of "City of Stars," scored the Tony-nominated Broadway musical based on the movie and will contribute new songs to the Fox version.
"'A Christmas Story' is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time — audiences have made a yearly ritual of re-watching it — and we are so thrilled to have Marc leading the charge in bringing the musical version of that film to television," said Fox chief David Madden.
"The extraordinarily gifted Pasek and Paul were instrumental in transposing the movie to the stage, and we believe the transition to live television event will be just as entertaining for viewers."
The three-hour live musical is set for this December.
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact. Read More