David Oyelowo To Star In Disney Musical From MOONLIGHT Screenwriter!

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Walt Disney Pictures has enlisted Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney to script their idea for an upcoming musical which will star David Oyelowo.

Tarell McCraney at the Miami premier of Moonlight.

According to Deadline, who exclusively reported the news, “details are under wraps on what is being titled Cyrano the Moor, but we know it’s some kind of musical mash-up of two classic stories Cyrano de Bergerac and Othello and will be set in the Bristol region of England during the 19th century. So this will be a merger of the two plays Othello, which “tells the story of a powerful general of the Venetian army, Othello, whose life and marriage are ruined by a conniving, deceitful, and envious soldier, Iago” and Cyrano, which is about a poet who serves as a ghostwriter of sorts for another poet to woo a woman, but the whole scheme is figured out.

The live-action musical is said to be “lavish” in the vein of Disney productions like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.

It will be produced by Yoruba Saxon, David Oyelowo and Jessica Oyelowo.

Oyelowo is no stranger to the Disney Company he co-starred in Queen Of Katwe with Lupita Nyong’o. He also voices Scar in the Lion Guard, and Agent Kallus on Star Wars Rebels.

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  1. The Animation Commendation says

    I’m really interested in this original musical film from Disney, but I do find their source material somewhat weird, lol. An Othello/Cyrano mashup? Oh well, I’m sure they’ll make it great.

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