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David Oyelowo to Star in Disney Musical From 'Moonlight' Playwright

27 Septembre 2017

Actor David Oyelowo arrives at the Diamond Empowerment Fund's Diamonds Do Good awards gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas on June 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Pictures is in development on a live-action musical titled Cyrano the Moor, which will star acclaimed English thesp David Oyelowo (Selma, Queen of Katwe, Star Wars Rebels). How exactly those two stories will be merged is anyone's guess, but that will be part of the fun.

Oyelowo will next be seen in producer J.J. Abrams' currently-untitled Cloverfield movie, and is now filming the YA adaptation Chaos Walking, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland.

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THR reports Oyelowo will not only star but produce, along with wife Jessica, via their Yoruba Saxon Productions (which was also behind his earlier films A United Kingdom, Nightingale, Captive, and Five Nights in Maine). The project is unique in that it will not be based on one of Disney's classic animations. Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing for Disney.

McCraney, who won an Oscar for his work on Moonlight, recently opened his new play Head of Passes at the Mark Taper Forum.

David Oyelowo to Star in Disney Musical From 'Moonlight' Playwright