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Pharrell Williams Teams with The Lego Group, Focus Features on Animated Biopic

The musician and producer will set imaginations free with a feature that ‘defies genres and expectations to transport audiences into a Lego world where anything is possible.’

Pharrell Williams is set to tell his life story, brick by brick. The musician and producer has teamed with The Lego Group and Focus Features for Piece by Piece, an animated feature film about his life, according to Variety.

The official press release explains, “Uninterested in making a traditional film about his life, Pharrell set out to tell his story in a way that would set audience’s imaginations free. Developed from his singular vision, Piece by Piece defies genres and expectations to transport audiences into a Lego world where anything is possible.”

“Pharrell Williams is a true trailblazer whose influence across music, art and fashion continually reshapes global culture with an undeniable sense of joy,” Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement. “In partnering with the inimitable Morgan Neville and the limitless creativity of the Lego brand his visionary spirit comes to life in a wholly unique and uplifting way that will inspire everyone to dance, to sing, and to use their voice to build the world they want to see, brick by brick, and piece by piece.”

“When I had this crazy vision to tell this story through Lego bricks, I couldn’t have imagined a better partner than Morgan. He is a legend,” Williams said. “Grateful that Focus wanted to collaborate with us and I’m honored to share this with the world and bring people into my universe. Building with Lego bricks encourages us to follow our imagination… who would’ve thought that playing with these toys as a kid would evolve into a movie about my life. It’s proof that anyone else can do it too.”

Morgan Neville directs, while Neville and Caitrin Rogers of Tremolo Productions produce alongside Williams, Mimi Valdés, and Shani Saxon for i am OTHER. Jill Wilfert and Keith Malone executive produce for The Lego Group.

Piece by Piece hits theaters October 11.

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