In the latest update, it’s been announced that HBO have acquired the film and they will be premiering it later this year.
David Byrne’s acclaimed Broadway show American Utopia is getting a film adaptation from Spike Lee, and its officially headed to HBO later this year.
“Spike and I have crossed paths many times over the years, obviously I’m a huge fan and now finally here was an opportunity for us to work together,” Byrne described in a statement.
“I am absolutely thrilled with the result. The Broadway show was a wonderful challenge as well as an opportunity – it was a joy to perform and, well, best to let the quotes speak for themselves. Thrilled that this show and the subjects it addresses will now reach a wider audience.”
American Utopia is an adaptation of Byrne’s 2018 album of the same name and includes material from the album, as well as songs from the Talking Heads catalogue – infused with an optimistic political and social commentary.
The original Broadway show ran from October 2019 to February 2020. The hugely popular show was then scheduled for a second run of performances, however, they were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.