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McFly singer Tom Fletcher’s novel to become a movie

McFly musician Tom Fletcher’s new children’s novel is set to become an animated Hollywood movie.
The 5 Colours in Her Hair rocker releases The Christmasaurus, a new kids book featuring a boy going on festive adventures with a dinosaur, on Thursday (06Oct16).
Although the book isn’t on sale yet, there are already concrete plans to turn the novel into an animated musical movie, with up-and-coming director Michael Gracey planning a film version. Tom even says Michael’s early enthusiasm helped him complete the book.
“I’d only finished the first draft when I sent it to the director (Michael) and he literally came back in the first email with illustrations and I thought it was amazing,” he told the Daily Star newspaper. “He was so inspired and fired up that we had this plan to make the film as I was still shaping the story of the book.”
Ahead of the book’s release, the director even roped in two Hollywood stars to send Tom a good luck message.
Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman, who are both working with Michael on new movie The Greatest Showman, wished the rocker-turned-author well, giving Tom hope they’ll sign-up for The Christmasaurus movie.
“I love having Wolverine’s (Hugh’s X-men character) stamp of approval,” he adds. “I’d love to have Zac and Hugh in the film. Why not? It’s difficult but we already have the world’s biggest star in it – Santa.”
Tom is also writing a soundtrack album for the film, which he started work on after finishing the book, and is set to perform some songs from it at the Royal Variety Performance in London in December (16).
“I’ve written songs for a book but books don’t play music,” he explains. “You have to be in the moment for the songs to work.”
The film adaptation is yet to receive an official release date.

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