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Damien Chazelle to Develop Musical Drama Series ‘THE EDDY’

April 27, 2017

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle is set to direct THE EDDY, a musical drama series set in contemporary multicultural Paris that revolves around a club, its owner, the house band and the volatile city that surrounds them.

Written by Jack Thorne, who recently wrote the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child alongside J.K Rowling.

Currently the project is being shopped to cable and streaming outlets. This follows Chazelle’s success after La La Land. Grammy-winning songwriter Glen Ballard and Six Feet Under‘s Alan Poul are attached to executive produce.

This marks the second director after getting Oscar buzz and wins to move on to TV. After Moonlight won Best Picture, writer-director Barry Jenkins announced that he’s adaption Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad for Amazon.

Chazelle, 32, became the youngest director to win an Oscar in history back in February of this year for his modern-day musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The Lionsgate film grossed $150 million at the domestic box office and over $280 million internationally. Chazelle first gained attraction for writing and directing Whiplash, a 2014 Sundance winner and Oscar nominee starring Miles Teller.

Chazelle also has First Man, a Neil Armstrong biopic at Universal Pictures. He reunites with Gosling, who is attached to play the astronaut. In addition, The Claim, a mystery film scripted that appeared on the Black List in 2010 was recently picked up by Motion Picture Capital, Route One and Oceanside Media to be developed and released in 2018.

Thorne, a BAFTA-winning English screenwriter and playwright, is writing the long-gestating DC movie The Sandman for Warner Bros. He’s also adapting Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for BBC One and is writing an episode of Amazon and Channel 4’s anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, starring Timothy Spall.

 

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