Pass The Popcorn: Baz Luhrmann's Hip-Hop Drama 'The Get Down' Is Headed To Netflix In 2016
According to a recent interview, acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann has been sitting, waiting, wishing and scheming on a way to bring the grit of NYC’s devastated 1970s landscape to the screen. His forthcoming mini-series (and very first television treatment) The Get Down promises to do just that, shining its light on the lives of three youngins’ in the burning Bronx, when the city was erupting with creative energies, spawning hip-hop, punk and disco almost simultaneously in different pockets of the mighty 5 boroughs.
While Luhrmann’s catalogue of musically inspired films struts (shamefully) Moulin Rouge and 2013’s recreation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, The Get Down seems like the perfect redemptive opportunity. The series is set to make it’s way to Netflix in 2016. Watch the teaser and read a word on the project below. We’ll be sure to bring you the latest on this most intriguing cinematic undertaking in the months to come.
“…a project I have been contemplating and working on now for over 10 years. Throughout, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half-destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality in music, art and culture. I’m thrilled to be working with my partners at Sony and collaborating with a team of extraordinary writers and musicians, many of whom grew up with and lived the story we’ve set out to tell.”
spotted at The Hollywood Reporter