John Singleton and Russell Simmons Developing Nightclub Drama With HBO

John Singleton and Russell Simmons Developing Nightclub Drama With HBO

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Series will revolve around a reformed criminal who finds a new lease on life in Miami

John Singleton and Russell Simmons are hitting the clubs with HBO.

“Boyz n the Hood” director Singleton and  hip-hop mogul Simmons (pictured) are teaming up with the premium cable network to develop the drama “Club Life: Miami,” with Singleton writing and executive producing and Simmons also executive producing.

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Set against the South Beach, Fla., club scene, the drama follows a reformed criminal who moves to Miami and gains a new lease on life as he embraces the vibrant, youthful and transgressive world.

Simmons is also executive producing an untitled drama in development at HBO with “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen. That project, which McQueen will executive produce, co-write and direct, will explore a young African American man's experience entering New York high society — with a past that may not be what it seems.