Spike Lee directed a movie adaptation of David Byrne’s Broadway show “American Utopia,” and fans will finally get to see. It was just announced that HBO will air the movie later this year.
“Spike and I have crossed paths many times over the years, obviously I’m a huge fan and now finally here was an opportunity for us to work together,” Byrne shared. “I am absolutely thrilled with the result.… Thrilled that this show and the subjects it addresses will now reach a wider audience.”
Spike notes, “It is my honor and privilege that my art brother, Mr. David Byrne, asked me to join him in concert, to invite me into his magnificent world of ‘American Utopia,’” adding, “And dat’s da ‘once in a lifetime’ truth, Ruth. Ya-dig? Sho-nuff. Peace and love. Be safe.”
“American Utopia,” which features the Talking Heads frontman performing his 2018 album with 11 other musicians, opened on Broadway in October, 2019, and closed in February. It is supposed to return to Broadway in September.