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Timbaland to Make Opera Noir into Hip-Hop Musical


Credit: Paul Warner/Getty ImagesTimbaland has been talking about an album project, Opera Noir, for years now.  Back in 2014 he even suggested it would rival Prince‘s Purple Rain.  Well, it turns out, just like Prince’s film and movie, Timbaland’s latest will be more than just an album.  The Grammy-winning music producer is teaming with Leftfield Pictures to executive produce Opera Noir as a scripted hip-hop musical special based on his life – with the end product being the final album for the musician.

Opera Noir will highlight the personal story and rise to fame of the man who helped craft hits for everyone from Aaliyah to Beyonce and Jay Z. The musical event special will follow a young musician’s rise to the top, his hardships and struggles with poverty, substance abuse and crime.

“Tim’s unbelievable candor about his experiences and difficult past help illustrate one of the most epic success stories in the industry. We’re fortunate to be part of the ‘grand finale’ of an artist whose innovative and inspiring musical contributions have helped shape the business and will influence artists for years to come,” said Leftfield Entertainment CEO David George in a statement.

“I couldn’t have found a better partner than Leftfield Pictures and David George for Opera Noir.  They understand my vision for this project, which I’ve had for years, and I’m confident they will help bring this to life for everyone to see,” Timberland adds.

No word yet on when or where Opera Noir will air.

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