Pharell Williams‘ life story is coming together brick by brick — literally in this case … ’cause he’s collabing with LEGO to bring the vision to life.
The 50-year-old superproducer announced the big news Friday … saying he’s partnering with the toy giant to tell his tale — and sharing a first look at the poster for the movie!
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Check it out — Williams’ LEGO self’s got his trademark camouflage on and looks ready to dominate the studio, the stage or the fashion industry … the definition of a triple threat, one for each brick of his body!
Williams added a low-key emotional caption to the post … saying he never dreamed he’d have his story told in LEGO when he was playing with the crazy popular toy as just a youngin’. Williams also shared the name of the film — “Piece By Piece” — so clearly no pun’s going unused.
It’s a pretty unique idea — tons of people are having their stories told in movie form like Priscilla Presley, Diana Nyad, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Jose M. Hernandez … and those are just from the last year alone.
But, not many filmmakers are going the animated route … something the company behind the production, Focus Features, is crediting Williams entirely with conceiving.
Basically, in a joint press release with Williams … Focus explains PW came to them with the idea five years ago — and they’ve been building the project (pun very much intended) as a team ever since.
The movie’s set to come out on October 11. The only question now … who’s gonna step up and tell their story using Lincoln Logs???