Oscar-winning “20 Feet from Stardom” helmer Morgan Neville will direct “Piece by Piece,” a new Focus Features biopic about musician Pharrell Williams that will be told with LEGO.
According to the press release, Pharrell was uninterested in making a traditional film about his life – so he “set out to tell his story in a way that would set audience’s imaginations free.”
The result was this film which “defies genres and expectations” and will “transport audiences into a LEGO world where anything is possible”.
Williams himself says in a statement:
“When I had this crazy vision to tell this story through LEGO bricks, I couldn’t have imagined a better partner than Morgan. He is a legend.
Grateful that Focus wanted to collaborate with us and I’m honored to share this with the world and bring people into my universe.
Building with LEGO bricks encourages us to follow our imagination…who would’ve thought that playing with these toys as a kid would evolve into a movie about my life. It’s proof that anyone else can do it too.”
Neville, Williams, Caitrin Rogers, Mimi Valdés, and Shani Saxon produce. “Piece by Piece” will debut in cinemas on October 11th.
Source: Focus Features