Fox Developing Musical “Atlantis” Inspired by Pharrell Williams

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The Tracking Board has confirmed that is jumping into the musical world with , a pitch they won inspired by musician . The artist took the pitch out to studios last week with Gil Netter and Fox solidified the deal. Spring Awakening director is set to helm the project, while Toy Story 4 screenwriter will pen the script.

Said to be a Romeo & Juliet style musical set in Virginia Beach, the project is inspired by Williams’ own childhood.

The film will be produced by Williams and Mimi Valdes via I Am Other and Netter with Netter Productions.

Williams has won 10 Grammys and released two solo albums, In My Mind and G I R L. On the film side, he recently produced and wrote songs for Hidden Figures, as well as producing Roxanne Roxanne. He’s represented by .

Mayer directed the upcoming Saoirse Ronan flick The Seagull. He’s repped by .

Hynes wrote Curious George for Imagine and Universal. He’s repped by .


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This story was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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