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Are You Here For It?! Will Smith & Queen Latifah Are Working On A Hip-Hop ‘Romeo & Juliet’ for Netflix

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Will Smith And Queen Latifah To Release A Hip-Hop Musical

Hip-hop legends Will Smith and Queen Latifah are slated to produce a contemporary musical version of Romeo & Juliet for Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Solvan “Slick” Naim–who has directed episodes for a number of TV popular shows, including Animal KingdomPowerThe BlacklistThe Get Down, and Blindspot–has been tapped to direct the project.

This upcoming movie is supposed to be a contemporary musical take on William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. The film is expected to be set against “the urban rhythms of New York,” and will tell the story of a young waitress from of Brooklyn opposite an aspiring musician from a wealthy family, whose unconventional romance will “force them to confront their life choices.”

This project is going to reunite Queen Latifah and Will Smith, who worked together on The Fresh Price of Bel-Air so many years back–which also happened to be Queen’s very first acting gig.

Latifah and Shakim Compere will produce via their Flavor Unit Entertainment banner, along with Broome and Yong Yam for 25/7 Productions. Smith will act as an executive producer under his Overbrook Entertainment, with James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett.

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Are you here for a hip-hop adaptation of Romeo & Juliet?

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