Spike Lee To Direct Hip-Hop Drama 'Prince of Cats'
Thursday, November 14, 2019 13:33 IST
By Shaurya Thakur, Santa Banta News Network
After last year's Oscar-winning "Blackkklansmen" Spike Lee will be directing "Prince of Cats". The movie is being described as a 1980s hip-hop take on Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet", with the tragic star-crossed love story seen through the eyes of Tybalt, Juliet's angry and duel-loving cousin.

The film centers on Tybalt and his Capulet brothers, who navigate Da People's Republic of Brooklyn, where underground sword dueling, including katanas with the rival Montagues blossoms into a vibrant world. That world includes hip-hop essentials such as DJing, emceeing, breakdancing and graffiti.

Based on Ron Wimberly's graphic novel of the same name, "Prince of Cats" will be re-written by Spike Lee and Ron Wimberly and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds. Janet and Kate Zucker of Zucker Productions will produce "Prince of Cats" with Legendary's Jon Silk and Ali Mendes overseeing for the company.
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