Will Smith and Queen Latifah to Produce Hip-Hop Musical for Netflix

Will Smith and Queen Latifah plan to produce a hip-hop musical version of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet for Netflix.

What We Know:

  • The film is set to be a contemporary version of Romeo & Juliet. It 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,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Solvan “Slick” Naim is set to direct the film. Naim took to Instagram to share the good news. “Humbled and grateful to @netflix and the whole team behind this amazing project,” he said. Naim is the creator of It’s Bruno, a new Netflix series. He has also directed episodes for shows like Power, The Get Down and Animal Kingdom.
  • This will not be Smith and Latifah’s first time working together. Smith is responsible for Latifah’s first job on television with her guest appearance on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 
  • Smith has been busy with a few other projects as well, such as Aladdin, Gemini Man, and doing voiceover work for Spies in Disguise. Bad Boys for Life is set to release on January 17, 2020.

Get your popcorn and tissues ready for the release.