Eighth Grade filmmaker and stand-up comedian Bo Burnham is writing new songs for Warner Bros. upcoming Sesame Street movie which hits theaters on Jan. 15, 2021.
The film follows Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends are mysteriously expelled from their neighborhood, finding themselves in Manhattan. They team up with a plucky history show host Sally Hawthorne who’s on a quest to save her show and prove that Sesame Street actually exists, with obstacles created by the “evil” Mayor, with reasons of his own for keeping Sesame Street hidden from the world. The movie is directed by Jonathan Krisel, with Anne Hathaway in the lead role, and Shawn Levy and Michael Aguilar producing. Barry Schwartz wrote the most recent draft with Chris Galletta and Mike Rosolio writing previous drafts.
Burnham is coming off his terrific directorial debut with Eighth Grade. The film made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and went on to win a WGA award for best original screenplay, a DGA award for best first feature film, and a Film Independent Spirit award for best original screenplay.
Burnham is also set to star alongside Carey Mulligan in FilmNation Entertainment and LuckyChap’s Promising Young Woman, a thriller written and directed by Emerald Fennell.