Curtis 50 Cent Jackson Drama ‘Let Me Hear A Rhyme’ Set in Peacock – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Peacock landed for development Let me hear a rhyme a drama based on the novel by Tiffany Jackson. The project comes from writer Morenike Balogun (Vampire Academy, Jupiter’s Legacy), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film and Television, Lionsgate TV and The Tannenbaum Co. studio as well as Universal Television. Morgan Cooper (Bel Air) is committed to direct and executive production.

Written by Balogun and directed by Cooper, Let me hear a rhyme is described as Real detective meets Straight out of Compton, a coming-of-age story set amid the violence and popular boom of hip hop music in the 90s. Part murder mystery, part thriller and part love story, Let me hear a rhyme is a premium drama with surreal elements that tells the story of three grieving teenagers who use the clues their murdered friend left in his music to find the killer. This discovery sets off a chain of events they never saw coming.

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Let me hear a rhyme was published in May 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books.

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The Balogun executive produces with Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum for The Tannenbaum Co. and Cooper. Jason Wang is co-executive producer. The project is co-produced by Lionsgate TV and Universal TV, a division of Universal Studios Group.

Through his G-Unit Film & Television, Jackson produced Starz’s flagship drama Power and now Executive is producing the four green-lit spinoff series. Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan are both scheduled to start this year. Additionally, as part of Jackson’s overall deal to Starz, G-Unit is ramping up for Season 1 production on Black mafia family. Jackson also recently teamed up with Kenya Barris on a serial adaptation of The 50th law at Netflix. He is replaced by the APA and lawyers Eric Feig and Stephen Savva.

Balogun is co-executive producer of the upcoming Peacock series, Vampire Academy, and a producer on the new Netflix series Jupiter’s legacy. She was the co-executive producer of David E. Kelly Big sky for ABC, and Netflix season two I don’t agree with that. His series credits also include ABC’s How to get away with a murder and Showtime’s Monda blacky. She is replaced by CAA and lawyer Alex Kohner at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

In 2019, Cooper released his short film Bel Air, a reimagining of the ’90s sitcom The prince of Bel-Air like a modern day drama. In collaboration with Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios, Cooper is co-creator of Bel Air, who has a two-season serial order of Peacock with Cooper also directing the pilot. Additionally, Cooper is working on a series called Black coffee, produced by Gabrielle Union. Two films directed by Cooper, Videos, which he also wrote and filmed, and Payday, won in their categories at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020. He was the director of photography for the short Black boy joe who received a 2021 NAACP Image Award. Cooper is replaced by CAA and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.

In addition to Let me hear a rhyme, Jackson is the author of YA novels Monday don’t come, presumed, grown up, his next titles 2021 White smoke, Santa Claus in the city and co-author of Blackout. Jackson has been replaced by APA and Natalie Lakosil of the Bradford Literary Agency.

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