Pharrell Williams has spent the past quarter century making his mark in pop music, and now his life is the basis of a musical project in the works at Fox.
Titled “Atlantis,” the musical is inspired by the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning producer’s childhood in Virginia Beach, Va.
The project is described as a “Romeo and Juliet”-style story with a musical edge, according to Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news on Monday.
Williams has either produced or penned a hit for a long list of contemporary pop stars. His production duo the Neptunes helped redefine the sound of hip-hop and R&B in the late ’90s and it made him an in-demand hitmaker for Beyoncé, Jay Z, Britney Spears, No Doubt, Usher and Justin Timberlake.