Bo Burnham, comedian and director of the critically acclaimed Eighth Grade is set to contribute songs to the upcoming Sesame Street film.
In Sesame Street, Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends are mysteriously expelled from their neighborhood, finding themselves in Manhattan. They team up with Sally Hawthorne, a plucky history-show host who’s on a quest to save her program and prove that Sesame Street actually exists. Obstacles are created by the “evil” mayor, with reasons of his own for keeping Sesame Street hidden from the world.
Anne Hathaway is set to star with Jonathan Krisel directing. The film is set to premiere on January 15, 2021.
Burnham’s feature directorial debut Eighth Grade made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival 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.
He made his start as Youtuber with his comedy music video gaining him a massive following.