"Dear White People" Director at Work on New Musical Project

News   "Dear White People" Director at Work on New Musical Project
Justin Simien, the filmmaker behind "Dear White People," will write and direct a new musical for Charles King's media company, Macro. King and Poppy Hanks will produce. The project has yet to be named.

The Hollywood Reporter states that "the project takes a musical approach to telling the story of an unnamed figure whose life articulates the triumph and tragedy of the American dream with a story that is at the intersection of race and culture."

Simien, who made his feature directorial debut in 2014 with "Dear White People," is also developing "Make A Wish," a new film by Paramount. Anthony Mackie ("The Hurt Locker") is set to star.

Further details on the new project will be revealed at a later date.

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