‘Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins to Direct for Disney – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Walt Disney Studios has directed Oscar winner Barry Jenkins for the studio’s follow-up to the 2019 blockbuster King lion. Jeff Nathanson, who scripted the last installment, is back in the loop and has completed the initial draft of the script. Jenkins wins Oscar for Best Picture Winner Screenplay Moonlight And was nominated to adapt If beal street can talk (He directed both).

The film will continue with the photo-realistic technique that director John Favreau used in the 2019 film and the 2016 film Forest book. There is no release date set for this King lion It is a top priority for Sean Bailey’s division to follow-up or start production, but after the previous worldwide gross of $ 1.6 billion.

Steven Soderbergh has worked with André Holland and Barry Jenkins.

They are keeping the logline wrapped, but I am told that the story will later explore the mythology of the characters, including the original story of Mufasa. Remembering the stories behind The Godfather: Part II, Set on African ground with a continuation of the musical tradition that was an important part of the 1994 animated classic, the 2019 film, and the blockbuster Broadway stage transfer.

This is Jenkins’ second film project on Disney, as he plans to direct a biopic by renowned choreographer Alvin Ailey for Searchlight. Jenkins has completed a limited series adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award- and Pulitzer-winner for Amazon underground RailroadDirecting all episodes and writing many of them. Jenkins has separately written a play based on the first American women’s Olympic boxing winner, Clarissa “T-Rex” Shields, and an adaptation of the Netflix documentary. VirungaAbout the fight to save Congo’s mountain gorilla population.

Jenkins’ PASTEL partners Adele Romanski and Mark Seriak are expected to arrive King lion Followed as producer.

“To help my sister raise two young boys during the 90s, I grew up with these characters,” Jenkins said. “Having the opportunity to work with Disney to expand this magnificent story of friendship, love and heritage is a dream come true, furthering my work that is dilapidating folk life and spirits within the African diaspora.”

With 2019 King lion, Nathanson’s credits on the blockbuster track include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Catch Me If You Can, And Rush 2 hours And rush hour 3.

No immediate word on the cast. The final installment voice cast included Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Alfre Woodard, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric Andre, Seth Rogen, Billy Eicher, Amy Sedaris and Chance the Rapper. Hans Zimmer, who composed the original animated film, composed the music for the last film with Pharrell Williams.

Jenkins is retaken by CAA, manager Jewel Ross and attorney Jamie Feldman. Nathan is retaken by UTA and Henson Jacobson.

Recalling the news today, Jenkins’ partner, fellow director Lulu Wang,

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