Tony-winning Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer is set to direct a new movie musical about Pharrell Williams’ life, according to The Wrap. Titled Atlantis, the 20th Century Fox project will reportedly detail the Grammy-winning artist’s childhood in Virginia Beach.
Williams, Mimi Valdes, and Gil Netter will produce, with Martin Hynes attached as the screenwriter.
Singer-songwriter and producer Williams is the winner of ten Grammy Awards. He is also a two-time Academy Award nominee, receiving a 2014 Best Original Song nomination for the song “Happy,” which was featured in Despicable Me 2, and a 2017 Best Picture nomination as one of the producers of Hidden Figures.
Mayer most recently directed the Roundabout Theatre production of Love, Love, Love Off-Broadway. His Broadway directing credits include Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and American Idiot, among others.