‘Romeo and Juliet’: Will Smith and Queen Latifah Producing a Hip-Hop Musical Remake!!

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is set for a hip hop makeover courtesy of Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.

THR is reporting that the two are set to produce a “a contemporary musical take set against the urban rhythms of New York,” which will follow “a young waitress from the streets of Brooklyn and an aspiring musician from a wealthy family whose unconventional romance forces them to confront their life choices”.

The as-yet-untitled film will be directed by Solvan ‘Slick’ Naim (It’s Bruno) from a script he’s written with Dave Broome, with Netflix financing and distributing.

 

via Flickering Myth

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