WB rolls out skating pic

Vid helmer Robinson signs on to 'Jellybeans'

Warner Bros. Pictures has pacted with musicvideo helmer Chris Robinson to come aboard its untitled rollerskating comedy, previously known as “Jellybeans.”

Robinson is best known for helming musicvids for hip-hop artists including Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy and Faith Evans.

Penning the screenplay is the writing team of Tina Chism and Antwone Fisher, as well as Gina Prince-Bythewood and Joe Robert Cole. Storyline is being kept under wraps, but project is said to be a contemporary music-and-dance-based urban story set in a rollerskating rink in Atlanta.

Overbrook partners James Lassiter and Will Smith, as well as Dallas Austin, Jody Gerson and T-Boz, are producing the pic.

Warners theatrical production execs Kevin McCormick and Lauren Craniotes are overseeing production.

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