Spike Lee To Direct “David Byrne’s American Utopia”

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020

Spike Lee Photo Courtesy of GQ

Spike Lee Photo Courtesy of GQ

Spike Lee will direct a film version of the acclaimed Broadway show David Byrne’s American Utopia.

The musical, which is currently running on Broadway through Feb. 16th, stars David Byrne (Talking Heads, Here Lies Love) as he shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the globe. Lee’s movie version is planned for a 2020 release.

Participant will be financing the film in partnership with RadicalMedia as a means to “engage positive social change." Byrne himself said: “Spike Lee directing and Participant producing - two socially engaged teams, well, three if you count us in the band, coming together in what I feel will be something moving, important, and unlike anything anyone has seen before.”

Read more at Deadline.