Queen Latifah, Will Smith Producing Hip-Hop ROMEO & JULIET Adaptation for Netflix

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Slovan “Slick” Naim is growing a hip-hop adaptation of Romeo & Juliet for Netflix. Queen Latifah and Will Smith’s manufacturing corporations are behind the difference.

In keeping with Selection, Netflix introduced the undertaking on Thursday, Could 16, a day earlier than it premiered Naim’s new collection, It’s Bruno. Dave Broome co-wrote the script with Naim, who stars because the proprietor of canine Bruno.

The modern Romeo and Juliet adaptation is predicated in New York Metropolis and follows the love story of a younger waitress and an aspiring musician from a rich household. Experiences didn’t title any actors connected to star within the Netflix film.

Romeo & Juliet is one among William Shakespeare’s most well-known performs, with 1000’s of highschool college students learning it yearly. It’s in all probability my least favourite of Shakespeare’s performs, partially due to being pressured to review it in highschool a number of instances. The tragic ending has additionally by no means sat effectively with me.

Romeo & Juliet is about two younger lovers who come from rival households, and the problems of the struggle between the 2 households forestall Romeo  and Juliet from being collectively. Their plan to be collectively regardless of their households fails, as each characters die on the finish of the play.

The soundtrack of the 1996 Romeo + Juliet, starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio because the star-crossed lovers, nonetheless stays one among my favorites, although. There additionally was one directorial alternative I cherished within the film: when Juliet wakes up proper earlier than Romeo dies.

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The musical adaptation West Facet Story additionally stays a favourite, extra for its stage diversifications and its music than the film model. I’m to see the music that shall be featured within the Netflix adaptation.

West Facet Story most not too long ago was featured on Broadway in 2009 and wove Spanish lyrics and dialogue into the unique script, translated by Tony award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Karen Olivo received a Tony for finest featured actress for her efficiency as Anita. I remorse I missed the revival, which closed in 2011.

Ivo van Hove will direct one other revival of West Facet Story on Broadway, and previews are anticipated to start out in December. He not too long ago directed the Broadway manufacturing of Community starring Bryan Cranston.

In the meantime, Stephen Spielberg is directing a brand new film model of West Facet Story that is because of be launched in December 2020. With Disney behind the manufacturing, I’m interested by what decisions shall be made for this film model.

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