Lyric Hurd Joins Sony’s Adaptation of ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’

The film will bow on November 18, 2022.
Hurd was most recently seen in a leading role in the feature film, All In on BET. She is best known for her role in Roxanne, Roxanne and has guest starred on Blue Bloods. Hurd is repped by Buchwald and Goodman, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP.” />
Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, don’t like crocodiles, and everything Lyle does to win them over seems to go wrong. First published in 1965, the venerable children’s tale revolves around the title reptile who lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. It will take all of Lyle’s charm—and courage—to reveal the hero, and friend, behind the big crocodile smile. He’s the happiest crocodile any home ever had…until one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo. Lyle enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores and playing with the neighborhood kids.
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, the Oscar-winning songwriting team behind the music of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen, are writing original songs for the pic and are also executive producing, with Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall and Mark Sonnenblick writing alongside Pasek and Paul. Dan Wilson is executive producing for Hutch Parker Entertainment and Kevin K. Brittany Morrissey is overseeing the project for the studio. Speck & Gordon are producing alongside Hutch Parker. Vafi is executive producing for Speck & Gordon.
The film is based on the bestselling children’s book by Bernard Waber. EXCLUSIVE: Lyric Hurd is set to join the cast of Will Speck & Josh Gordon’s Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile for Sony Pictures. Javier Bardem, Constance Wu and Winslow Fegley are also on board. Speck & Gordon will direct, with the script being adapted by Will Davies.

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