Untitled hip-hop musical: According to The Hollywood Reporter, award-winning music video director Bryan Barber, who is in preproduction on a musical feature with OutKast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi for HBO, is pacting with Regency Enterprises to develop and direct another musical for the big screen. This one will find him helming a hip-hop musical inspired by what's described as a classic story, though the exact story and the details of the updated take for the multicultural project are being kept under wraps.

It is known that Barber will team with music multihyphenate Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on the soundtrack, while Edmonds' wife, Tracey, and her Edmonds Entertainment will produce.

Scribe Preston Whitmore (Civil Brand, Lockdown) has been tapped to handle writing duties.

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