On the heels of news that Charles King’s newly-launched MACRO has teamed up with director Rick Famuyiwa for a hacker thriller, the “disruptive entertainment” has now also added a new feature project from Justin Simien (“Dear White People”) to its fledgling library – a musical that will tell the story of “an unnamed figure whose life articulates the triumph and tragedy of the American Dream with a story that is at the intersection of race and culture,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Full details are being kept underwraps for now.
Simien will write and direct, with MACRO’s King and Poppy Hanks, producing.
Launched in 2015, MACRO was founded by Charles D. King, former long-time partner at William Morris Endeavor (WME). The company is focused on premium content creation, distribution and engagement for African American, Latino and multicultural (ALM) audiences. King is the first and only African American to rise from the mailroom to partner in the 116-year history of WME. His career as an agent spanned over 15 years, during which he was known for his innovative deal making and his strategic planning in developing brands for and around his clients.
Also on Simien’s to-do list is a Paramount Pictures 2013 Black List comedy script titled “Make A Wish,” penned by newbie Zach Frankel, which Anthony Mackie is attached to star in.
MACRO’s headquarters are in the Kilroy Realty Sunset Media Center in the heart of Hollywood.
Go to www.macro.ventures for more information.