Queen Latifah Partners with Will Smith to Create Hip Hop ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for Netflix

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Queen Latifah and Will Smith are reportedly working on a Hip-Hop infused remake of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for Netflix.  According to The Hollywood Reporter:

The musical film will tell the love story of a Brooklyn waitress and an up-and-coming musician from a wealthy family whose different upbringings will take a toll on their romance. Smith will serve as executive producer along with James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett. while the Queen will be the flick’s producer.

Directed by Solvan “Slick” Naim the film “will follow an unconventional romance between a Brooklyn-based young waitress and an aspiring musician from a wealthy family.”

There is currently no information on the release date, but it’s good to see Latifah and Smith reunite for this project since Smith is responsible with giving the rapper turned actress her “first job on TV.”

Will you be watching??