LA (Reuters) – Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of strike movie “La La Land,” has another musical in the works, this time a multilingual tv set series set in Paris.
Streaming company Netflix said on Fri it was teaming up with Chazelle on “The Eddy,” an eight-part series that’ll be taken in France with dialogue in People from france, English and Arabic.
It identified “The Eddy” as a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a team, its owner, the home strap, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.
“I’ve always imagined taking pictures in Paris,” Chazelle, 32, whose father is French, said in a affirmation.
The Netflix logo is pictured on a tv in this illustration photo taken in Encinitas, California, U.S., January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
The project marks the latest coup for Netflix, which has upended the television industry in the past five years by buying bold original content that has fascinated big labels and acquired multiple awards.
Netflix key content official Ted Sarandos informed Hollywood trade newspaper Variety last month that the business plans to spend $7 billion on tv and film content next year.
“La La Land,” a romantic musical occur modern-day Los Angeles about the dreams and challenges of a struggling young actress and a jazz musician, wowed people worldwide and gained six Oscars in February, including for directing, music as well as for Emma Stone’s lead actress role.
No casting was released for “The Eddy,” which will be executive made by Chazelle, who will also direct two shows. The music will be compiled by Glen Ballard, a six-time Grammy success who done the Michael Jackson record “Bad” and Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Supplement,” Netflix said.
Chazelle’s next job is an attribute film about the life of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon in 1969. Called “First Man,” the Universal Pictures release is expected to arrive in movie theaters in October 2018.