Like R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet series? Then you’ll probably tune in for K. Michelle’s musical based off of her debut album “Rebellious Soul.” Yes, K. Michelle has plans to act out her debut album and get this…Idris Elba will be in the director’s chair!
Michelle spilled the news last week on WGCI, Chicago’s Hip-Hop and R&B station on the Morning Riot Show:
“My album, Rebellious Soul, we turned it into a musical … it’s on VH1 and Idris Elba is the director. [...] I took every song on Rebellious Soul and turned it into a conversation and flipped it kind of like a female ‘Trapped in the Closet’ [by R. Kelly]. I turned the whole album around, Idris heard it. Loved it. And we decided to team up on it. VH1 will air it. I didn’t want to make it this celebrity thing. Me and him decided we really wanted it to be focused on the story and fun and laugh and cry. People have been talking to me about a lot of acting roles, but this will be my first time being on the screen.”
The news comes on the heels of Elba revealing to the London Evening Standard in January that he wants to branch into more musical projects: "I want to do a musical. I want to do things that challenge me. I’ve got a keen eye on music and would like to do something that marries my world of acting and music,” he told The Standard.
No word on casting choices or when the musical plans to air, but judging from her album (and what’s when public about her personal life), it should be a juicy storyline!