Kelvin Harrison Jr to star in new Michel Gondry & Pharrell Williams musical, Da’Vine Joy Randolph in talks


Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Kelvin Harrison Jr. Photo Credit: Kevin Winter

Kelvin Harrison Jr. has been announced as the lead role in the upcoming Universal musical project to be directed by director Michel Gondry and produced by Pharrell Williams. Sources reveal that De'Wayne Joy Randolph, recent recipient of the 2024 Academy Award for Supporting Actress, is currently in discussions to join the cast.

De'Wayne Joy Randolph wins Best Supporting Actress at Oscars 2024

De'Wayne Joy Randolph wins Best Supporting Actress at Oscars 2024 | Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss

While Universal has decided to remain quiet about the project, insiders suggest the film will be a coming-of-age story set in 1977 Virginia Beach, drawing inspiration from Pharrell Williams' childhood experiences in the city's Atlantis Apartments. Will take. ,

Written by Martin Hines and Steven Levenson, the script has already generated a lot of buzz in the industry. Williams, along with Mimi Valdes and Gil Netter, will produce the film.

Harrison Jr. is known for his compelling performances in films including Wave's, cyrano and recently RajputWhile set to add another role to his diverse filmography, Randolph, acclaimed for his roles in The Holdovers and Rustin', is set to bring his extraordinary talents to the musical.

Led by Gondry, whose previous works include the Oscar-winning Eternal sunshine of the spotless mindAnd with Pharrell Williams lending his creative expertise as producer, anticipation is high for this collaboration.

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