Fox developing musical based on the life of Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams arrives on the red carpet for the 89th annual Academy Awards on February 26. A musical based on the life of Williams is now in development. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

March 28 (UPI) — Fox has begun development on a new musical that will explore the life and times of famed producer and artist Pharrell Williams.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project titled “Atlantis” will be inspired by Williams’ childhood spent in Virginia Beach, Va.

Broadway director Michael Mayer best known for his work on the Tony award-winning “Spring Awakening,” has signed on to direct with Williams, Gil Netter and Mimi Valdes producing.

Martin Hynes who is currently penning “Toy Story 4” is writing the screenplay.

“Atlantis” marks the latest Hollywood project for the “Happy” singer who was recently a producer on Fox’s “Hidden Figures” where he also supervised the soundtrack.

Williams has also produced the film “Roxanne Roxanne” which premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and has worked on the music for the “Despicable Me” series.


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