The first trailer for David Byrne‘s “American Utopia” has been released.
The upcoming production is a filmed version of the Broadway show – a la “Hamilton” – featuring Byrne’s music from throughout his career, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film is directed by Spike Lee.
Also included will be music from Byrne’s time with Talking Heads and a cover of Janelle Monáe’s “Hell You Talmbout.”
The minute-long video teaser shows clips of the performers, fronted by the 68-year-old Byrne. All appear barefoot, donning grey suits on a plain stage.
“Despite all that’s happened, despite all that’s still happening, there’s still possibility,” Byrne says.
Next, the musician’s voice-over adds a quote from James Baldwin.