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Twitter Hero Damien Chazelle Developing Parisian Musical Series For Netflix
Damien Chazelle, known for directing Eric Garcetti's favorite movie in 2016 and coming in hot to the Twitter ally game two weeks ago, is joining Shonda Rhimes in pivoting to Netflix. The streaming service just acquired Chazelle's latest project, a Paris-set musical drama series called The Eddy. Ooh la la.
The Eddy will be set in contemporary multicultural Paris and will follow "a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them," Variety reports. The eight-part musical drama will feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic and will be shot on location in France. The La La Land director says he's "always dreamed of shooting in Paris," because he is that Film Studies major you dated in college who made you attend endless Truffaut retrospectives until you considered faking your own death.
Chazelle is set to direct two episodes of the series, for which six-time Grammy winner and Jagged Little Pill composer Glen Ballard is writing music, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In other words, it's safe to assume the score of The Eddy will be as infuriatingly catchy as that of La La Land.
No word yet on who will star in The Eddy, but it's worth noting that Emma Stone kind of speaks French. We certainly hope Chazelle will consider sliding into our DMs with more information as it becomes available.