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Spike Lee is directing a film based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Titled Prince of Cats, the film will be set in the 1980s and will reportedly have a “hip-hop twist.” According to reports, the film will see the Montague and Capulet families in a hip hop world which involves “DJing, emceeing, breakdancing and graffiti.”

They continued: “The film centres on Tybalt and his Capulet brothers, who navigate Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn, where underground sword duelling — including katanas — with the rival Montagues blossoms into a vibrant world. That world includes [all the] hip-hop essentials.”

Hollywood has seen many versions of Romeo and Juliet brought to the screens over the years, including Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes in 1996.

The 1961 musical West Side Story was based on the famous Shakespearean tragedy and in 2011, the story even got an animated twist when Romeo and Juliet hit screens

Back in February, Spike Lee walked out of the Oscars when Green Book won Best Picture at the Oscars.
The emotional drama, about a white man driving an African-American pianist through the Deep South during the segregation era, was the shock winner of the ceremony’s biggest prize –resulting in widespread backlash from fans.
And it seems that Spike wasn’t too happy either after his own movie BlackKklansman lost out on the biggest prize. According to various eyewitnesses at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, the film-maker was seen heading up the aisles as the Green Book team accepted the award on stage.
BY: Damilola Faustino
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