“Another thing I have just got the rights to that I am very excited about, there may be songs for me in it, but it’s obviously got songs in it as it stands – is that movie School of Rock,” Lloyd Webber told CBC Radio

The 2003 Richard Linklater-directed movie starred Black as a supply teacher who instructs his young charges in the way of rock ‘n’ roll.

The movie performed moderately at the box office, taking just over US$80m  but was a massive cult success and has found a legion of devoted fans on DVD.

Linklater and Black have recently teamed up on forthcoming crime comedy Bernie, about a mortician who befriends an elderly widowed woman with ulterior motives.

Photo: Getty.