Will Smith & Queen Latifah Set To Produce Hip Hop “Romeo & Juliet”

Writer: Alexus Mozell ( IG: Madam_Mozell)

Shakespeare with a hint of Hip Hop is coming to a Netflix screen soon. Solvan “Slick” Naim will be directing the film, which he co-wrote with Dave Broome. Niam is known for his work on the hit Netflix show “The Get Down” and “The Blacklist”. Among the producers are Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere of Flavor Unit Entertainment, with Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Caleeb Pinkett serving as executive producers for Overbrook Entertainment.

If you remember Queen Latifah appeared on Fresh Prince of Belair when it was on tv. She credits will smith for giving her, her first job on tv.

According to the entertainment inquirer the film will be set in the hustle and bustle of New York. The love story will follow a Brooklyn waitress and an up-and-coming musician from a wealthy family who are kept apart by their families’ different social standings. The popular story has been first published in 1597 has been adapted many times as a movie. One of them which started a very young Lenodrio Dicaprio. I think what intrigues us the most is to know who will be playing in this film. Will it be any names that we already know or will they go with all new acts?

The Film does not have a release date yet but I’m sure as production starts we will get more details however, I cannot wait to see Shakespeare with a mixture of hip hop.