20th Century Fox has acquired a pitch for a musical based on the life of Pharrell Williams.
Variety is reporting that project will be titled Atlantis. The movie musical will be based on the early life of Pharrell when he was growing up in Virginia Beach, Va. The move is the latest from a creative relationship that also saw Pharrell produce and musically supervise the award-winning film Hidden Figures.
Pharrell’s prior film work includes scoring the Despicable Me film franchise which spawned his hit single “Happy.” His I Am Other company also produced the movie DOPE and the documentary “Roxanne, Roxanne” which chronicles the life of pioneering woman rapper Roxanne Shante.