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Pharrell’s journey is being documented in a special way.
The life of the producer will be presented in a brand new musical which will be shown in a Romeo and Juliet kind of story. Called Atlantis, it is inspired by his childhood in VIirginia Beach.
According to THR:
Producer Gil Netter and Williams took the pitch out to the studios a few weeks ago, engendering simmering interest as studios watched Lionsgate enjoy massive success with La La Land and coveted their own musical number. Fox finally nabbed it last week.
Michael Mayer, known for his Broadway work on Spring Awakening, for which he won a Tony Award, and American Idiot, is attached to direct. Martin Hynes, who is currently writing Toy Story 4, is attached to write Atlantis. Williams and Mimi Valdes will produce via their I Am Other banner and Gil Netter is producing for Netter Productions.
Pretty cool stuff! Pharrell currently has ten Grammy Awards and was nominated twice for an Oscar. Maybe he’ll add a Tony as well!