The story follows a former one-hit wonder who regains his love for music when he is hired to coach an aspiring singer for her audition on a singing competition show. The story will be told significantly through music, which Legend will curate.
“Mike, Ty and I are really excited about producing our long time friend and collaborator Nabil Elderkin’s directorial debut,” said Legend in a statement. “He’s a major talent and being able to cast Miguel in the male lead puts us in the position to really build an incredible film with strong musical elements. We look forward to working with this dream team we’ve assembled to deliver something special.”
Production for the untitled film will begin in September in Philadelphia.