The musical will be based on Pharrell’s younger years in Virginia Beach. Initial reports suggest it will be similar to Romeo and Juliet, but with songs.
Fox is going to produce the musical. Pharrell has already worked with the network on the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures. He acted as producer for the film, as well as providing much of the music.
At the age of 12, Pharrell was sent to a school for gifted children where he met Chad Hugo and they formed the Neptunes. He sold his first single at the age of 19.