Our favorite London bloke Idris Elba is teaming up with songstress and reality television star K. Michelle for a VH1 musical. In an interview with Chicago’s WGCI “Morning Riot”radio show, K. Michelle revealed a little more about the project, which she says is a musical based on her debut album Rebellious Soul and is in the vein of R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet project.
“I turned the whole album around, Idris heard it. Loved it. And we decided to team up on it. VH1 will air it. I didn’t want to make it this celebrity thing. Me and him decided we really wanted it to be focused on the story and fun and laugh and cry. People have been talking to me about a lot of acting roles, but this will be my first time being on the screen,” said the star of the Atlanta and New York versions of Love and Hip Hop.
Elba will reportedly be in the director’s chair. Though he is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actor, Elba is no stranger to music or directing. The Golden Globe winner DJs under the name Big Driis and directed and starred in a video for Mumford and Sons’ “Love of the Light” video.
Neither Elba or VH1 has yet spoken about the project.
Will you be tuning in for K. Michelle’s musical?