According to Variety, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher's Double Feature Films is developing a contempo musical to be toplined by rapper Andre Benjamin and penned by Tony-winning "Avenue Q" scribe Jeff Whitty.

Benjamin -- who goes by the alias Andre 3000 in rap duo OutKast -- will play someone with magical powers who comes into the lives of a family. He'll also serve as a co-producer on the pic and create original music.

Benjamin's acting credits include Double Feature's Be Cool; Shamberg and Sher said they realized Benjamin had leading-man potential based on his turn in that Elmore Leonard adaptation.

Double Feature's credits include Along Came Polly and Garden State.