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John Legend Readies Upcoming Film Musical, Miguel in Talks to Star


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Miguel is in talks about making his acting debut in an upcoming film musical is being produced by John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miguel is in negotiations to star in the untitled romantic drama, which 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 project was written by Taylor Cohen and will be the feature film directorial debut of video and commercials director Nabil Elderkin.

Legend said that he and his co-producers “are really excited about producing our long time friend and collaborator Nabil Elderkin’s directorial debut,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

The film will start production in September in Philadelphia.

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