Steve McQueen Working With Russell Simmons on HBO Drama

The drama explores a young black man's experiences navigating New York City's high society.

By Jamilah King Oct 29, 2013

While Steve McQueen’s latest film, "12 Years a Slave," gets ready for its national theater debut on November 1, news is already surfacing about the director’s next project. According to Deadline, McQueen is working with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, "World War Z" co-writer Matthew Michael Carnahan, and Oscar-winning producers Canning and Emile Sherman on a drama that explores a young black man’s experiences navigating New York City’s high society. The project is reportedly in development with HBO.

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We hear the project, described by some as "Six Degrees Of Separation meets Shame" [McQueen’s second feature film]is being fast tracked, with casting choices already being explored for a potential shoot before McQueen starts his next movie. McQueen, Carnahan and Simmons executive produce with Canning and Sherman.

(h/t Deadline via Shadow and Act)