Barry Jenkins to Direct Film About the Life of Alvin Ailey

Jun 04, 2019 11:39

Beyond proud and humbled to have the opportunity to bring Brother Ailey's life to the screen alongside @julianbreece and my partners at @WePastel, @foxsearchlight and the wonderful folks of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 🙏🏿♥️ -- via @Deadline
- Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) June 3, 2019
  • Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk) is set to direct a film about the life of choreographer Alvin Ailey for Fox Searchlight.
  • Julian Breece (When They See Us) is writing the script for the film, with Judy Kinberg, Adele Romanski, Rachel Cohen and Alicia Keys producing.
  • Fox Searchlight made a deal with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, granting full cooperation from the organization that has all of Ailey's choreography, and the rights to Jennifer Dunning's biography about the choreographer.
  • Jenkins says he is "beyond proud and humbled" to bring this story to the screen.

Here for whatever Barry is doing, but this especially!

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