Filmmaker, Spike Lee has just been nameddirector of Prince of Cats – a 1980s hip-hop take on Shakespere’s Romeo & Juliet.
This story will tell the story of the two lovers through the eyes of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin.
The Hollywood Reporter shared that the film will allow views to witness Tybalt and his Capulet brothers navigating through the underworld of Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn. This adaption was written and illustrated by Ronald Wimberly. Check out Lee’s announcement below!
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Alright. OK. Dat Cat Iz Literally Out Of Da Bag. The Next Spike Lee Joint Iz Brother Ron Wimberly’s Great Graphic Novel PRINCE OF CATS. Dis Newest Joint Will Be A Continuation Of My Da People’s Republic Of BROOKLYN Saga. Henceforth And Whatnot-SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT,DO THE RIGHT THING,JUNGLE FEVER, CROOKLYN,CLOCKERS,HE GOT GAME, RED HOOK SUMMER,And SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT (Netflix Series). And Dat’s Da “Goddamn” Truth,Ruth.🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬
Earlier this year, Lee took home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlaKkKlansman – which starred John David Washington, Adram Driver, and Laura Harrier.