Will Smith and Queen Latifah are joining creative forces to produce a Hip-Hop musical of “Romeo and Juliet” for Netflix.
The film is described as a contemporary musical take on William Shakespeare’s tragedy set against the urban rhythms of New York.
The love story follows 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. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)
Solvan “Slick” Naim will direct the musical. No word yet on when we can expect it to hit Netflix, but I’ll keep you posted.