The Couple Behind 'Let It Go' Are Writing an Oscar Song for Neil Patrick Harris
Still hot from their Frozen success at the 2014 Academy Awards, EGOT-winner Robert Lopez and his wife-collaborator Kristen Anderson-Lopez are writing an original number for first-time Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris to perform during the 2015 telecast.
“We are happy to announce [they] have joined our creative fray. What they’re doing, I am not at liberty to say,” Harris, 41, revealed in a Twitter video message Tuesday morning, before joking, “But I can tell you that it won’t be a song called ‘Let It O,’ with a big, giant Swarovski crystal O in the background.”
For the time being, the Academy is touting the project as “an original multimedia, musical sequence” called “Moving Pictures.”
“We love the Oscars and have always been huge Neil Patrick Harris fans, so when he asked us to write him a song for this year’s show we said, ‘Yes!’ before he could finish the sentence – it’s possible he may have been asking us for something else,” said the couple in a statement. “We are having so much fun collaborating and have even enjoyed weaving our experience as Oscar nominees into the song.”
The 87th Annual Academy Awards will air Feb. 22 (7 p.m. ET) on ABC.