Spike Lee to Give Film Treatment to David Byrne's 'American Utopia'
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The 62-year-old 'BlacKkKlansman' director has been tapped to capture the Broadway show on camera for a special release by officials at film company Participant.

AceShowbiz - Spike Lee is heading to Broadway to direct a film version of David Byrne's "American Utopia" stage show.

The musical production features the rocker performing songs from his 2018 album of the same name alongside a number of fellow artists, while it also includes tracks from his Talking Heads days and his solo career.

"American Utopia" has become a hit on Broadway since its launch in October (2019), and now "BlacKkKlansman" filmmaker Lee will capture the show on camera for a special release by officials at film company Participant later this year (2020), reports Deadline.

In a statement, Byrne writes, "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."

The news comes as Byrne enters the final two weeks of American Utopia's run at the Hudson Theatre, where the production, which has central themes including civic engagement and democracy, will be housed until 16 February.

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