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Pharrell Williams' "Zoom" - Coming Soon!

Preston Whitmore has been hired to write the screenplay for a film called Zoom, a music-themed drama being produced by N.E.R.D.'s Pharrell Williams, along with producer-extraordinaire, Brian Grazer.

Zoom follows a troubled West Virginian youth (I'm guessing he's black) who attends a music academy which allows him to find his voice and place in the world.

Yadi-yadi-yah... sounds a little familiar doesn't it? You can probably guess how this one goes.

Pharell is writing the score and soundtrack for the film (of course), as well as producing.

Whitmore previously wrote, produced and directed This Christmas last year (with Delroy Lindo, Chris Brown, Idris Elba and Loretta Divine) and a film called Crossover with Anthony Mackie before that.



  1. Invisible Woman said...

    Did you see Crossover? I don't know what it's about (too lazy to look it up right now)

  2. SolShine7 said...

    Crossover was one of the worst films I've ever seen! I'm glad I didn't pay to see it in theaters. It was a 50 cent rental at my local video store and even that seems like too much considering the poor storyline and bad acting I sat through.

  3. SolShine7 said...

    Oh...and This Christmas was okay. I'm surprised to hear that it was directed by the same person.

  4. The Obenson Report said...

    IW - Nope, I didn't see "Crossover." But it looks like SolShine above did.

    SolShine - Ha-ha! One of the worst ever? Wow. It must have been awful. I didn't see it so I have no opinion of it.

    "This Chrismas" was just ok. I didn't have strong feelings for it, one way or another...

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