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Though it doesn’t yet have a title, Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins‘ new directorial feature effort does have a new home: Disney’s newly acquired subsidiary Fox Searchlight. He’ll next direct the currently untitled film about one of the 20th century’s most influential choreographers, the late Alvin Ailey. The studio made a deal with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater last year, getting the full cooperation of the organization that oversees the rights to both Ailey’s choreography and Jennifer Dunning‘s biography, “Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance.” Though Disney’s acquisition of all things Fox has been a major change since that deal was made, it looks like the banner will still get to carry on with their biopic plans.
As Deadline reports, Fox Searchlight and the untitled film’s producers will be working alongside Robert Battle and Judith Jamison, the organization’s artistic director and artistic director emerita, in order to bring Ailey’s...
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