Spike Lee announced to direct film adaptation of David Byrne's American Utopia

The Show Goes On!

David Byrne's American Utopia LP, which was subsequently turned into a live show which made its way to Broadway, is now set to be turned into a feature length film, with none other than Spike Lee helming the directors chair for the adaption.

American Utopia, which was initially released as a solo album back in 2018, was transitioned into a Broadway show last October, and has since received critical acclaim and broken a number of attendance records. The film adaptation is set to be filmed in conjunction with production company Participant is expected to be released sometime later this year. 

 

 

Byrne celebrated the news in a press statement circulated today, saying “Pinch me. This couldn’t have worked out better for this project. Spike Lee directing and Participant producing — two socially engaged teams, well, three if you count us in the band, coming together in what I feel will be something moving, important, and unlike anything anyone has seen before.”

 

Revisit some of David Byrne's favourite gear during his Talking Heads stint here

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