Disney has enlisted Oscar-winning “Moonlight” writer Tarell Alvin McCraney and “A United Kingdom” star David Oyelowo for a musical titled “Cyrano the Moor,” which will blend the classic stories of “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Othello,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The live action musical will take place in 19th century region of Bristol in England. “Cyrano the Moor” has been in development for some time at the studio.
The film will be produced by “A United Kingdom’s” Yoruba Saxon along with David Oyelowo and Jessica Oyelowo. Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing the project for Disney.
McCraney is represented by CAA and Manage-ment, while Oyelowo is represented by CAA and Inphenate.