Posted: March 3rd
Photos by JR. Camila Cabello is clearly grinding away in the studio on her solo debut. A day after posting a pic of a session with producer Frank Dukes (Travis Scott, Drake), the former Fifth Harmony member shared another snap featuring Pharrell Williams. In the photo, Cabello is pointing to a laptop as Williams and Dukes look along and while she doesn’t give any clues as to what they’re working on, did she possibly gave a hint by adding a rose emoji? We’ll have to wait to find out.
Cabello’s solo debut is due out in the fall. On Thursday (March 2) the world learned that Dukes is also one of the co-producers of Lorde’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Melodrama, cementing his spot as one of the most in-demand producers of the moment. The “Bad Things” singer and recent Billboard cover star has also logged time in the studio with Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Kehlani, Alessia Cara), who told the magazine, “I never underestimated her talent, but I was not expecting her to have such a powerful vision,” with Dukes adding, “It’s a real collaboration… sometimes it’s like a band just jamming.” She also noted that her track with J Balvin and Pitbull, “Hey Ma,” is on the star-studded soundtrack to The Fate and the Furious.
The project, which will be helmed by Broadway director Michael Mayer, reunites the studio with Williams, who produced the hit ‘Hidden Figures.’ Fox has won a hot pitch for a musical inspired by Pharrell Williams. The project, called Atlantis, is a musical that is being described as a Romeo and Juliet style story (with a music element) inspired by Williams’ childhood in Virginia Beach, Va. Producer Gil Netter and Williams took the pitch out to the studios a few weeks ago, engendering simmering interest as studios watched Lionsgate enjoy massive success with La La Land and coveted their own musical number.
Fox finally nabbed it last week. Michael Mayer, known for his Broadway work on Spring Awakening, for which he won a Tony Award, and American Idiot, is attached to direct. Martin Hynes, who is currently penning Toy Story 4, is attached to write Atlantis. Williams and Mimi Valdes will produce via their i am OTHER banner and Netter is producing for Netter Productions. Pharrell has been making in-roads into movies, and was a producer on Fox’s acclaimed hit Hidden Figures, which was nominated for Three Oscars including best picture.
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