Pharrell Williams’ childhood inspires musical Atlantis for FOX.
Broadway director Michael Mayer will helm the project, which is being described as a Romeo and Juliet style story. The plot has not been disclosed yet but it is said to focus on his formative years. It may also exam his creative relationship with Neptunes co-architect Chad Hugo.
Williams will co-produce the project along with his I Am Other project partner Mimi Valdes. The other co-producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi) will pen Atlantis along with Toy Story 4 writer Martin Hynes.
Since Fox Studios won the pitch wars, it will promote and distribute the musical. The will also serve the studios’ second time working with the award-winning producer. Fox and Pharrell worked on the critically acclaimed Hidden Figures together.