Dee Rees Will Shake Up Musicals With Ambitious ‘Swirling, Futuristic’ Project

Dee Rees Will Shake Up Musicals With Ambitious ‘Swirling, Futuristic’ Project
There is certainly no pigeonholing Dee Rees, as the writer/director continues to surprise with her project choices, since her 2011 acclaimed indie debut feature, “Pariah.” In addition to the WWII drama “Mudbound,” Rees’ recent credits also include directing an episode of the Amazon sci-fi series “Electric Dreams,” based on the work of author Philip K. Dick, and an upcoming adaptation of Joan Didion’s political thriller “The Last Thing He Wanted.” Now she’s set to leave her mark in another genre, directing a musical fantasy titled “The Kyd’s Exquisite Follies” from her own script.

To be produced by Cassian Elwes, who was also a producer on Rees’ “Mudbound,” the project is described as “a swirling, futuristic roller coaster journey of a young musician who catapults herself from the anonymity of her hometown of Same Ol’, Same Ol’ to the bright lights and plastic sights of the fabled It City,
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