Janelle Monáe Joins Pharrell Williams’ Coming-Of-Age Musical Cast

The “Age of Pleasure” singer will light up the screen alongside Halle Bailey, Missy Elliott, and more!

Singer, actress, and all-around sensation Janelle Monáe is set to grace the cast of Pharrell Williams' latest musical endeavor, as reported by Variety. Williams is gathering an impressive ensemble for his upcoming project. This musical delves into his own coming-of-age tale set in the vibrant summer of 1977 in Virginia Beach, drawing inspiration from his nostalgic memories of the Atlantis Apartments, his childhood neighborhood.

“The Age of Pleasure” songbird is amongst a constellation of talent for this project. She will be joining the likes of Kelvin Harrison Jr., Halle Bailey, Oscar winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Oscar nominee Brian Tyree Henry and Missy Elliott in the film. Whew! This is already a must-see!

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 19: Janelle Monáe (C), winner of the Spirit of Soul Award, with Folayan Kunerede and Bobbi Lanea of Flyana Boss, attend Soul Train Awards 2023 on November 19, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)

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We have seen Monae shine bright on the silver screen, lighting up “Moonlight,” “Glass Onion,” and “Hidden Figures.” It’s obvious that Monae’s on-screen talent is undeniable, and that voice is amazing! What could be said about Janelle Monae’s voice that hasn’t been said about angels? 

Williams has an embarrassment of riches with this one! 

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