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Fox Lands Pharrell Williams-Inspired Musical Movie Pitch

Deadline logo Deadline 3/27/2017 Patrick Hipes
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20th Century Fox has acquired a pitch for a musical movie inspired by the life of Pharrell Williams, Deadline has confirmed. The project extends the relationship between the studio and the Grammy-winning singer-record producer, who was a producer and supervised the music for Best Picture Oscar nominee Hidden Figures. The musical project is said to be a take on Williams’ childhood in Virginia Beach, VA. Tony-winning Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer is attached to direct, and Martin Hynes is attached to write.

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