Will Smith and Queen Latifah Are Making a Hip Hop “Romeo and Juliet” Musical for Netflix

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Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have been adapted for the big and small screen multiple times, but never quite like this. Netflix has just announced a new hip hop musical Romeo and Juliet produced by Will Smith and Queen Latifah.

The new film won’t be the first time this timeless tale has been reimagined with music. If you grew up in the ‘90s, chances are Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet was one of your favorite movies. The new Netflix movie will bring a contemporary twist to the story along with some new tunes.

According to the Hollywood Reporter the new film, which is a collaboration between Smith and Latifah, will follow “a young waitress from the streets of Brooklyn and an aspiring musician from a wealthy family whose unconventional romance forces them to confront their life choices.”

The new musical mash-up will he directed by rapper Slovan “Slick” Naim, who also worked on Netflix’s Get Down with Baz Luhrmann. No word yet on who will be starring or when the film will premiere on Netflix.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

 

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