Smith, Latifah, Netflix Plan “Romeo” Musical

Smith Latifah Netflix Plan Romeo Musical

Netflix is developing a contemporary musical feature take on “Romeo and Juliet” at Flavor Unit Entertainment, 25/7 Productions and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.

Set against the urban rhythms of New York, 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.

Solvan ‘Slick’ Naim (“It’s Bruno”), a Brooklyn-native Algerian-American filmmaker and rapper, has been tapped to direct the film which he co-wrote with Dave Broome. Broome, Yong Yam, Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah are producing.

Source: THR