The deal calls for the veteran film and stage producer to develop live-action events and scripted projects for the studio. Platt is coming off the success of “Grease: Live,” the live musical that aired on Fox in January.
“Marc Platt is a powerhouse producer with an unparalleled track record of identifying and overseeing spectacular artists and marrying them with incredibly commercial ideas and properties,” said Fox Television Group chairmen-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “ ‘Grease: Live’ brought together some of the most inspired people from the worlds of theater, live events and television production, and Marc was quite literally the guiding hand of the show.”
Platt’s long list of credits includes the Broadway smash “Wicked” — which is being adapted as a film at long last for 2019 release — and “Bridge of Spies,” an Oscar nominee this year. His other film credits include “Silence of the Lambs,” “Into the Woods,” “Legally Blonde,” “Drive,” “As Good as it Gets” and “Philadelphia.”
“I loved the ‘Grease: Live’ experience with the Fox team and I’m looking forward to continue working with Dana and Gary and everyone on future projects,” Platt said.