Pharrell Williams’ Life To Be Adapted Into A Musical
Pharrell Williams’ life is set to inspire a big-screen musical that would be called “Atlantis.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project will be based on the singer’s younger years in Virginia Beach. Initial reports suggest it will be similar to Romeo and Juliet, but with songs.
Atlantis will be directed by Michael Mayer, known for his work on Broadway, including stints on Spring Awakening and American Idiot. His big-screen credits include family drama Flicka and upcoming Chekhov adaptation The Seagull.
The film will reunite Pharrell with Fox, the studio he worked with on Oscar-nominated drama Hidden Figures. He acted as producer for the film, as well as providing much of the music.
At the age of 12, Pharrell was sent to a school for gifted children where he met Chad Hugo and they formed the Neptunes. He sold his first single at the age of 19 and since then has been a force in the entertainment world, dominating music and film.