Javier Bardem to star in the family film ‘Lyle, Lyle Crocodile’

Javier Bardem will star in “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile”, a Sony studio film for family audiences directed by four-handed filmmakers Josh Gordon and Will Speck.

The Deadline portal detailed this Thursday that Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who together with Justin Hurwitz won the Oscar for best song for “City of Stars” from “La La Land” (The City of Stars, 2016), will compose songs for the soundtrack to “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile”.

Based on the eponymous children’s book by Bernard Waber, this film will tell the story of a crocodile who lives with a family of humans in New York.

It is planned that this tape opens in July 2022.

Josh Gordon and Will Speck have jointly directed comedies such as “Blades of Glory” (Skid to Glory, 2007), “The Switch” (A Little Change, 2010) or “Office Christmas Party” (Company Party, 2016) .

For his part, Bardem won the Oscar for best supporting actor for “No Country for Old Men” (No Country for Old Men, 2007) and is pending release this year the new version of “Dune” with Denis Villeneuve as the filmmaker and Timothée Chalamet as the protagonist.

The film’s stellar cast also includes Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård and Charlotte Rampling.

The Spanish actor also has other projects on the horizon such as “Being The Ricardos“, the new film from director and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, creator of” The West Wing “(The West Wing of the White House), and in which he shares the limelight with Nicole Kidman.

Bardem and Kidman will play in this film the couple formed by the Cuban-American Desi Arnaz and the American Lucille Ball, who triumphed with the television comedy “I Love Lucy” (1951-1957).