Melissa Barrera has joined the solid of ‘The Collaboration’.
The ‘In The Heights’ actress has signed on to star alongside Paul Bettany, Jeremy Pope and Daniel Bruhl within the big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed play by Anthony McCarten.
‘The Collaboration’ is ready in the summertime of 1984 and revolves across the relationship between iconic artists Andy Warhol (Bettany) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (Pope).
The duo conform to work collectively on what stands out as the most talked about exhibition within the historical past of contemporary artwork, however can the artistic giants co-exist with differing views of life and artwork?
Barrera is ready to play the position of Maya, a formidable truth-teller who loves Jean-Michel Basquiat and is cautious of Warhol.
The play had its world premiere at London’s Younger Vic Theatre in February, with Bettany and Pope enjoying Warhol and Basquiat respectively.
Famend theatre director and author Kwame Kwei-Armah is making his function directorial debut on the mission after helming the unique run of the play. Manufacturing on the film will start this month in Boston.
Melissa starred within the horror movie ‘Scream’ earlier this yr however revealed that she would have by no means entered the style had it not been for the recognition of the slasher franchise.
She mentioned: “I’d’ve by no means even checked out a horror script if it hadn’t been ‘Scream’.
“And so I opened it as a result of it was ‘Scream’, and since I understand how massive it’s… as a result of I used to be an enormous fan after I was little. After which I liked the character. So I used to be like… the script is so good and there is the unique characters going again… sure, no brainer.”