*Singer Miguel is in negotiations to star in an upcoming musical drama from John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co.
IM Global and Furst Films with partner with Get Lifted for the untitled project, the company announced Monday, according to The Wrap. Legend will produce alongside his Get Lifted Film Co. partner Mike Jackson.
The story follows a former one hit wonder who regains his love for music when he is hired to coach an aspiring singer for her audition on a singing competition show.
The story will be told significantly through music, which Legend will curate.
The musical romantic drama, written by Taylor Cohen, will be the feature film directorial debut of video and commercials director Nabil Elderkin.
Furst Film principals Sean and Bryan Furst will also serve as producers, while IM Global’s Stuart Ford, and President of Production Matt Jackson are executive producers on the project. Glendon Palmer and Get Lifted partner Ty Stiklorius will also serve as executive producers.
“Mike, Ty and I are really excited about producing our long time friend and collaborator Nabil Elderkin’s directorial debut,” said Legend in a statement. “He’s a major talent and being able to cast Miguel in the male lead puts us in the position to really build an incredible film with strong musical elements. We look forward to working with this dream team we’ve assembled to deliver something special.”