Viagra Musical Is Next for Director Spike Lee

Spike Lee has lined up a new project and it is unique. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is set to direct a Viagra Musical about the miracle drug. Yes, Lee will be at the helm for a movie, filled with song and dance numbers, about the famed drug that is known best as a treatment for erectile dysfunction.

According to a new report, Spike Lee is teaming with studio Entertainment One for the untitled Viagra musical. Lee co-wrote the screenplay with Kwame Kwei-Armah. The movie is based on an article titled All Rise: The Untold Story of The Guys Who Launched Viagra that originally appeared in Esquire. Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald are on board to write the original songs. Lee, in a lengthy and on-brand statement, had this to say about the project.

Viagra was originally developed by Pfizer. The drug company has made headlines recently as they have developed an effective vaccine for COVID-19. But years before they tackled the current health crisis, the company made a name for itself by developing Viagra, which was originally developed for heart-related chest pain. Though it was found to have other benefits along the way. It is prescribed to more than 2 million people in the U.S. and is now available as a generic medication.

Spike Lee, who has classics such as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X under his belt, has been on a roll as of late. BlacKkKlansman earned the filmmaker his first Oscar and was nominated for Best Picture. Lee also directed Da 5 Bloods for Netflix, which was a huge hit critically and features one of Chadwick Boseman’s final performances. Lee was also at the helm for the concert movie American Utopia from David Byrne.

There is no word yet on how soon production will begin. However, the report notes that this will be Spike Lee’s next project. So it should be happening sooner rather than later. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. This news comes to us via Deadline.

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