Damien Chazelle is so hot right now. The writer/director has an Academy Award for directing La La Land, a feature that also won Best Picture for several minutes, or at least we thought won the Oscar for several minutes. Both La La Land and Whiplash were nominated for Best Picture and Whiplash did win three Oscars overall including J.K. Simmons winning for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role under Chazelle’s direction. Next, Chazelle is directing First Man, a biopic about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. Ryan Gosling, Jon Bernthal, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, and Jason Clark will be starring in First Man for Chazelle.
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Another hot property? Netflix, who has been crushing it with their original content including Stranger Things, The Defenders and all related Marvel series, Narcos, House of Cards, Bojack Horseman… the list goes on and on. Netflix also continues to attract top-tier talent, so why not convert Chazelle to the ways of online streaming?
Netflix has announced The Eddy, a new Netflix eight-episode original series that comes from Chazelle. Chazelle will executive produce the program and direct the first two episodes, written by Jack Thorne (National Treasure, Wonder). The Eddy is a musical drama that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English, and Arabic. It will be set in contemporary multi-cultural Paris focusing on a club, its owner, the house band, and the city that surrounds them.
This certainly sounds entirely in Chazelle’s wheelhouse, even if he is swapping the city of stars that is Los Angeles for Paris. Apparently, just because Chazelle has moved on to outer-space in First Man, doesn’t mean there isn’t still music in his soul.
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