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David Oyelowo to Star in Disney Musical From 'Moonlight' Playwright

The feature would be a mash-up of Othello and Cyrano de Bergerac.


Tarell Alvin McCraney & David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is attached to star in a live-action musical penned by Moonlight playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney for Disney.  


The project, titled Cyrano the Moor, will take from both William Shakespeare's revenge story Othello and the classic French play Cyrano de Bergerac, which tells the story of a large-nosed romantic who uses his words to help another man win the affection of the woman he loves.


Oyelowo would produce along with his wife, English actress Jessica Oyelowo. Yoruba Saxon, who worked with the actor on A United Kingdom, would also produce. Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing for the studio.

Click here for the full article published on by Mia Galuppo on September 25, 2017.