Taking a mini break from writing for the big screen, Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel have teamed up to write a traveling musical about Russell Brand’s reoccurring character, Aldous Snow. The musical will feature some of Snow’s hits from Get Him to the Greek such as: Furry Walls, Going Up, and the Clap. It will also feature up to seven original songs that will range from love ballads to rock and roll.
Although the storyline hasn’t been fully developed, Segel and Stoller have indicated that it will involve a love triangle (or as Snow would have it, a manage-a-trios), a corporate takeover, friendship, and the love of music.
Trent Thompson, a corporate villain that recently took-over Snows’ record label (formerly Pinnacle Records, now Thompson Records), intends on sabotaging his music career due to the fact that in typical Aldous fashion, Snow shagged Thompson’s wife Lianna Thompson at an awards gala last fall. In Snow’s defense, he didn’t know Thompson would be running his label, had he known, he at minimum would have invited Thompson to join in on the romp.
Snow, not one for monogamy finds himself in a bit of a bind as he cannot stop thinking about Lianna and the terrible twit she calls her husband. While trying to ensure that he remains culturally relevant, and in relatively good standing with the media, Snow secretly with the help of Thompson’s assistant Jenny Eckroth, attempts to win Lianna’s heart. A heart he cannot have, as Lianna is equally as shallow as her husband, she will not leave her status life to be the wife of a rock star. Sadly, Snow was just an attempt at getting even with her husbands multitude of affairs. Heartbroken and unsure how to cope with rejection (who turns down Aldous Snow?), Snow finds himself musically inspired wanting to break free from his label and go indie. Jenny again at his side, helps him break the contract with Thompson Records. Snow realizes that Jenny is the one he truly wants, and although she initially is resistant she and Snow end up together and live happily in an open relationship, starting with an implied threesome.
The musical, is set to start auditions and production after Russell Brands’ book tour for the Messiah Complex completes December 2013 and is expected to launch it’s world tour in London for four weeks, starting January 2015.
What’s that all about? Sorry everyone – I did it again. This isn’t real. I just made this entire thing up just because I really really really want this to happen. If you do too, please share on your facebook/twitter etc and be sure to include @nicholasstoller, @jasonsegel, and @rustyrockets in your tweet!
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