Tim Meadows, Jaboukie Young-White, Jamilah Rosemond & Jayson Lee Round Out Cast Of Michel Gondry-Pharrell Williams Musical

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has rounded out the cast of its coming-of-age musical teaming director Michel Gondry and producer Pharrell Williams with four additions: Tim Meadows (Dream Scenario), Jaboukie Young-White (C’mon C’mon), Jamilah Rosemond (Rustin) and Jayson Lee (61st Street).

Details as to the roles of the newcomers are under wraps, as all roles so far have been. Set in Virginia Beach in the summer of 1977, the untitled film is inspired by the neighborhood where Williams grew up, and its Atlantis Apartments, in particular.

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. leads an ensemble that also includes Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Halle Bailey, Brian Tyree Henry, Missy Elliott, and Janelle Monáe.

Written by Martin Hynes and Steven Levenson, the musical will be produced by Williams and Mimi Valdés for i am OTHER, as well as Gil Netter for Gil Netter Productions. Universal’s Senior Vice President of Production Development Ryan Jones and Director of Production Development Christine Sun are overseeing the project for the studio.

Recently seen reprising in Paramount’s Mean Girls musical, Meadows’s other notable credits of late include the Nicolas Cage comedy Dream Scenario, as well as The Goldbergs and other series.

White has been seen on series like Rap Sh!t and Only Murders in the Building, as well as in films like Mike Mills’s C’mon C’mon.

In addition to George C. Wolfe’s Rustin, Rosemond has appeared in Peacock’s The Best Man: The Final Chapters. Some of her other credits include Bel-Air, Power Book III, and The Equalizer.

Most recently, Lee starred in the Showtime feature Heist 88 and recurred on 61st Street opposite Courtney B. Vance.

Meadows is repped by Reliant Talent Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; White by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis; Rosemond by Stewart Talent and TM Talent Management; and Lee by Lasher Group and Gray Talent Group.

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