John Legend Producing Romantic Drama Starring Grammy Winner Miguel

John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and Furst Films are partnering with IM Global to produce an untitled musical romantic drama starring Grammy-winning singer Miguel.

The film will start production in September in Philadelphia. Legend will produce alongside his Get Lifted partner Mike Jackson and Furst Film principals Sean and Bryan Furst.

IM Global’s Stuart Ford and president of production Matt Jackson are exec producing along with Glendon Palmer and Get Lifted partner Ty Stiklorius.

IM Global launched IM Global Music last year to generate music-driven film and TV content. CAA helped broker the co-production and financing arrangement with IM Global and will represent domestic rights.

Commercials director Nabil Elderkin will make his feature film directorial debut from a script by Taylor Cohen. Legend, who won an Oscar for best original song for “Glory” from Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” will curate the music.

Miguel won a Grammy for best R&B Song in 2013 for “Adorn.”

The producers are in negotiations with Miguel to star in the film 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.

The deal was brokered by Deborah Zipser on behalf of IM Global, Tom Greenberg; Nina Shaw of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano on behalf of Get Lifted Film Co.; and Andrew Hurwitz on behalf of Furst Films.

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