Pharrell Williams Fans Will be ‘Happy’ About Upcoming Musical

The Grammy winner and Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures" producer's childhood will turned into a Fox musical.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green
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A musical inspired by Pharrell Williams‘ childhood in Virginia Beach has surfaced at Fox. The project, Atlantis, is being described as a Romeo and Juliet style story (with a music element) that will be directed by Tony-winning, Broadway veteran Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot).

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The 10-time Grammy winner has left an indelible mark on music with countless hits and is now putting his Midas touch in the film world, having been nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for his track “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 and serving as a producer on the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures last year