Miguel to Star in John Legend-Produced Romantic Drama
John Legend, fresh off his Oscar win with Common for Selma original song “Glory,” will produce and curate music for an as-yet-untitled musical romantic drama starring R&B singer Miguel.
According to Variety, Miguel is in negotiations to star as 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.” Nabil Elderkin, the video director who helmed clips for Legend (“All of Me”), Bruno Mars (“Grenade”) and GOOD Music (“Mercy”), will make his feature film directorial debut.
The film will be Miguel’s acting debut, with production expected to begin in Philadelphia in September.
In December, the singer posted a three-song EP titled nwa.hollywooddreams.coffee, his first release since 2012’s Kaleidoscope Dream. Over the past few years, he’s contributed original songs and covers to a variety of projects, such as the Girls Vol. 2 soundtrack, The Hunger Games soundtrack and last year’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th anniversary box set. For the latter, Miguel collaborated with rapper Wale on a cover of Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets.”
Last week, Legend appeared with his “Glory” partner Common on Spike TV’s new show Lip Sync Battle.