Spike Lee will direct a filmed version of “David Byrne’s American Utopia.”
The film will be executive produced and financed by Participant, a film production company intended to spur social change, and produced by Radical Media, David Byrne’s Todomundo and Lee’s Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production companies. It is planned for a 2020 release.
“American Utopia” is currently playing at the Hudson Theatre, where it runs through Feb. 16, 2020. The film will capture live performance of the Broadway show.
Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Patrick Catullo, who are producers of the Broadway production, will also serve as executive producers on the project.
Additional executive producers include Byrne, Lee and Participant’s Jeff Skoll, David Linde, Diane Weyermann, Warner Music Group’s David Bither, Charlie Cohen and Kurt Deutsch, Bill Pohlad of River Road; and RadicalMedia’s Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Meredith Bennett.