The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that artist, Pharrell Williams and Black-ish creator, Kenya Barris are in talks with Netflix in order to develop a musical film around Juneteenth.
The film length would be produced by Pharrell and his partner, Mimi Valdes made through Barris’ production company, Khalabo Ink Society.
Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, marks the end of slavery in the United States. It took place on June 19th, 1985.
Pharrell is definetly on a mission. Just last week, he played a big part in making his home state of Virginia acknowledge June 19th as an official holiday.
Barris also discussed the importance of the holiday in a special Juneteenth episode on his Netflix series, #blackAF.