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Spike Lee to Direct Film Version of Broadway Show ‘David

Spike Lee will direct a movie model of David Bryne’s Broadway present “David Byrne’s American Utopia,” with major financing supplied by media firm Participant with co-financing from Warner Music Group and River Road Entertainment, Participant introduced Friday.

To be produced by RadicalMedia, David Byrne’s Todomundo and Spike Lee’s Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks manufacturing firms, the movie might be govt produced by Byrne, Lee and Participant’s Jeff Skoll, David Linde, and Diane Weyermann.

Warner Music Group’s David Bither, Charlie Cohen, and Kurt Deutsch, Bill Pohlad of River Road, and RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Meredith Bennett will even govt produce together with Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Patrick Catullo, who produced the Broadway present.

“Pinch me. This couldn’t have worked out better for this project. Spike Lee directing and Participant producing — two socially engaged teams, well, three if you count us in the band, coming together in what I feel will be something moving, important, and unlike anything anyone has seen before,” Byrne stated in a press release.

“David Byrne’s American Utopia” opened October 2019 and can run by February 16, 2020, on the Hudson Theatre. The movie might be launched in 2020. The present options the previous Talking Heads chief singer and Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner together with 11 artists from all over the world performing songs from his 2018 album of the identical title, in addition to Talking Heads-era songs and his solo profession.

Lee’s subsequent challenge is “Da 5 Bloods,” starring Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser and Giancarlo Esposito.

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