Posted by | Ray Cornelius

I am soooo late to the party but I would be remise if I didn’t post anything about this.

I am super excited that Oscar winner Barry Jenkins will direct the highly anticipated Alvin Ailey biopic for Fox Searchlight. The untitled project is based on Jennifer Dunning‘s biography Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance and the film will receive direction from Ailey’s current Artistic Director Robert Battle and Artistic Director Emerita, Judith Jamison.

Ailey is considered one of the most important figures in modern dance history and was the creator of the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre of which I have been a fan of for over 25 years (Thank you Danae Jones). His iconic work Revelations is by far one of the most viewed choreographed dance numbers in the world.

Check out my 30-minute UPFRONT special with Ms. Jamison back in February as part of AAADT’s 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Photo Credit: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre