MUSIC TO OUR EARS
Filmmaker has a longstanding policy of not covering projects in which its staff members are involved — which is why you have never read in the pages of the magazine about Tom Noonan’s What Happened Was or The Wife, Harmony Korine’s Gummo or Julien Donkey-Boy, Jesse Peretz’s First Love, Last Rights or The Chateau, Peter Sollet’s Raising Victor Vargas and John Leguizamo’s Undefeated, among numerous other films — each of which was produced by Filmmaker editor Scott Macaulay and his partner at Forensic Films, Robin O’Hara.
However, we’ve been chomping at the bit to spill the beans about Scott and Robin’s latest producing endeavor — and since Variety features the story on its front page this morning, we’ll simply reference that article, “HBO says Hey Ya to pop tuner”:
“Making its first major entry into the musical game, HBO will start production in late summer on an original tuner to star Outkast’s Andre 3000 and Big Boi. …The pic, [to be directed by Bryan Barber], is a full-blown singing and dancing musical that will inject contemporary music into a period tale. Some of the songs will come from Outkast’s Grammy winning album “Speakerboxxx/the Love Below,” but most will be original tunes written by Outkast that will form the basis of a future album.”
Congratulations Scott and Robin!