Gus Van Sant, fresh off the critically well-received biopic, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot, is about to bring another real-life subject to the screen: the 13-year-old son of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay). Chabon wrote a 2016 piece for GQ titled “My Son, The Prince of Fashion” in which he detailed a trip to Paris’ Men’s Fashion Week with his young son, a devoted design fan.
The heartwarming father-son bonding story went viral, especially among queer readers, and now Will Ferrell has signed on to play Chabon’s role in the film version. Currently titled Prince of Fashion, we’re hoping it turns out to be the kind of film befuddled dads in need of a map for raising their own fashion-loving boys turn to for advice. Then we hope they buy plane tickets to Paris for that boy. Trust us, we guarantee that kid has already been through a lot and deserves a break.
Daniel Kaluuya joins Lena Waithe’s Queen & Slim
Powerhouse lesbian creator Lena Waithe has a new project going before the cameras. Called Queen & Slim, it’s the story of a black couple on a first date that goes horribly wrong, forcing them into a series of consequences they never anticipated. Starring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and up-and-comer Jodie Turner-Smith (soon to be seen as Grace Jones in the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic, Sexual Healing) have signed on, while helming duties will fall to acclaimed music video director Melina Matsoukas. It’ll be her first feature film, but she’s already directed cinematic stunners like Beyoncé’s “Formation” video as well as dozens of clips for artists like Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue, and Katy Perry. And the Waithe connection? She directed the Emmy-winning “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None. In other words, bring on this encore collaboration right now.
Romeo San Vicente knows more queens of fashion than princes.