“Feature film based on the children’s book about a crocodile that lives in New York City.”
The story follows the title reptile who lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. Lyle enjoys helping the Primm family with everyday chores and playing with the neighborhood kids but one neighbor insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo. Mr. Grumps and his cat, Loretta, do not like crocodiles, and Lyle tries to prove that he is not as bad as others might first think.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is an adaptation of the children’s story of the same name by Bernard Waber. The feature film from Sony Pictures was announced in May 2021, with filmmaking duo Will Speck and Josh Gordon attached to direct from a screenplay by William Davies. In July, Javier Bardem and Winslow Fegley were cast. In September, Constance Wu joined the cast, and filming began in New York. Notable filming locations include 85th Street, 86th Street, Astor Place and Bowery station, and Broadway, between 45th Street and 46th Street. Lyric Hurd and Brett Gelman were confirmed as cast members in October 2021. Music for the film will be written and composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who also executive produce.
The film is scheduled to be theatrically released by Sony Pictures Releasing on November 18, 2022.