A while ago we posted some amazing news about Josephine Baker receiving one of France’s highest honors. That post also includes a link to another story centered on Ruth Negga’s Josephine Baker biopic project. I can now say that we’re getting even more Josephine Baker goodness. Via Deadline:
Eight-time Grammy nominee and SAG winner Janelle Monaé (Hidden Figures) is set to star as iconic entertainer and freedom fighter Josephine Baker in TV series De La Resistance, we can reveal.
Moonlight and Everything Everywhere All At Once outfit A24 is behind the buzzy package, which is currently being fought over by multiple streamers.
The focus of the drama will be on Baker’s role as a spy for the Allies during the French resistance helping defeat the Nazis, and on her experience as one of the world’s most iconic, talented and glamorous entertainers.
Monáe, who will also produce under her Wondaland banner, has long been a fan of Baker, even modelling her look at this week’s Met Gala on the woman known as “Black Venus” and the “Creole Goddess”.
Two Josephine Baker projects coming our way. Score! This is like when they released Armageddon and Deep Impact within the same year (not really).