Canadian hitmakers Barenaked Ladies have signed on to provide the original score for a new Animal House musical.

theater mogul Matty Simmons has announced plans to stage John Landis' cult 1978 comedy National Lampoon's Animal House, which starred the late John Belushi and Kevin Bacon.

The screenplay has been adapted by Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller and Harold Ramis - based on Miller's experiences as a student at the prestigious Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.