“American Son” will be getting the Netflix treatment.
Netflix will adapt a film version of Christopher Demos-Brown’s play, to be streamed on the platform. The adaptation will feature original Broadway cast members Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee.
Kenny Leon, who directed the Broadway play, will direct and produce this adaptation, with producers Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold. Washington and Pilar Savone, her executive vice president of development and production, will also be producers.
“’American Son’ powerfully explores themes of family, love and identity,” Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, said in the press release. “We are honored to work with Kerry Washington, Kenny Leon, Christopher Demos-Brown and the entire cast to bring this story from the Broadway stage to our members around the world.”
The Broadway play is slated to close on Jan. 27 at the Booth Theatre. Production for the Netflix adaptation begins in February.