You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sony’s sweet on Keys

Scribe Rivera scores 'Compositions' job

Sony Pictures Entertainment has set “The Motorcycle Diaries” scribe Jose Rivera to adapt “Compositions in Black and White,” the Kathryn Talalay book that’s being developed as a star vehicle for singer Alicia Keys.

Marc Platt is producing with Halle Berry and Vincent Cirrincione.

Keys is attached to play Philippa Schuyler, a woman who grew up a child prodigy, the first child of color to become a nationally prominent musician. Schuyler was composing music by the age of 5, but racial and gender bias prevalent in the 1930s proved a crushing burden for her.

Berry and Cirrincione, who produced “Lackawanna Blues,” brought the book to “Legally Blonde” producer Platt. Columbia Pictures execs Doug Belgrad and Ange Gianetti will steer the pic.

Berry is not slated to act in the film, and the Sony deal was made before her abrupt exit from the William Morris Agency.

More Film

  • 1949: The famous children's author Enid

    'Paddington' Team Takes on Enid Blyton Classic 'Magic Faraway Tree'

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has set “The Motorcycle Diaries” scribe Jose Rivera to adapt “Compositions in Black and White,” the Kathryn Talalay book that’s being developed as a star vehicle for singer Alicia Keys. Marc Platt is producing with Halle Berry and Vincent Cirrincione. Keys is attached to play Philippa Schuyler, a woman who grew up […]

  • 'Golden Dawn Girls' Review: A Grim,

    IDFA Film Review: 'Golden Dawn Girls'

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has set “The Motorcycle Diaries” scribe Jose Rivera to adapt “Compositions in Black and White,” the Kathryn Talalay book that’s being developed as a star vehicle for singer Alicia Keys. Marc Platt is producing with Halle Berry and Vincent Cirrincione. Keys is attached to play Philippa Schuyler, a woman who grew up […]

  • IDFA: Profile of IDFA’s Bertha Fund

    IDFA: The Bertha Fund At 20 – ‘Bringing In New Voices, Other Stories’

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has set “The Motorcycle Diaries” scribe Jose Rivera to adapt “Compositions in Black and White,” the Kathryn Talalay book that’s being developed as a star vehicle for singer Alicia Keys. Marc Platt is producing with Halle Berry and Vincent Cirrincione. Keys is attached to play Philippa Schuyler, a woman who grew up […]

  • Justice League

    Korea Box Office: 'Justice League' on Top as Foreign Films Dominate

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has set “The Motorcycle Diaries” scribe Jose Rivera to adapt “Compositions in Black and White,” the Kathryn Talalay book that’s being developed as a star vehicle for singer Alicia Keys. Marc Platt is producing with Halle Berry and Vincent Cirrincione. Keys is attached to play Philippa Schuyler, a woman who grew up […]

  • Amsterdam, 19 november 2009.IDFA 2009.Caspar Sonnen.Foto

    IDFA DocLab’s Caspar Sonnen: ‘We Can No Longer Just Blame Technology For Everything’

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has set “The Motorcycle Diaries” scribe Jose Rivera to adapt “Compositions in Black and White,” the Kathryn Talalay book that’s being developed as a star vehicle for singer Alicia Keys. Marc Platt is producing with Halle Berry and Vincent Cirrincione. Keys is attached to play Philippa Schuyler, a woman who grew up […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content