Pharrell Williams is set to have his life story told in a unique way – through Legos. The upcoming movie, “Piece by Piece,” directed by Oscar winner Morgan Neville, is set to hit theaters on October 11, 2024.
The 13-time Grammy winner and double Oscar nominee shared his excitement on social media, expressing his disbelief that playing with Legos as a kid would lead to a movie about his life. Williams stated, “Who would’ve thought that playing with Legos as a kid would evolve into a movie about my life. It’s proof that anyone else can do it too… #PieceByPiece.”
In a joint statement with Neville, Williams reflected on the collaboration, saying, “When I had this crazy vision to tell this story through Lego bricks, I couldn’t have imagined a better partner than Morgan. He is a legend.” Neville added, “Five years ago, Pharrell Williams approached me with the idea of helping him tell his story through Lego animation. It was one of those rare moments where I knew in a second that this was a journey I wanted to go on… We assembled an incredible team of creative collaborators to help make a new type of film. I can’t wait for people to see it.”
Produced by Neville, Caitrin Rogers (Tremolo Productions), Williams, Mimi Valdés, and Shani Saxon (i am OTHER), the film brings Pharrell’s vision to life in a Lego world where creativity knows no bounds. Jill Wilfert and Keith Malone serve as executive producers for the Lego Group.
Focus Features Chairman Peter Kujawski praised Pharrell Williams as a true trailblazer whose influence extends across music, art, and fashion. He added, “Pharrell’s visionary spirit comes to life in a wholly unique and uplifting way that will inspire everyone to dance, to sing, and to use their voice to build the world they want to see, brick by brick, and piece by piece.”
Morgan Neville, reflecting on the journey, mentioned that when Pharrell approached him five years ago with the idea of telling his story through Lego animation, he instantly knew it was a journey he wanted to embark on. Neville expressed gratitude to Focus Features and the Lego Group for believing in their creative mission.
Pharrell Williams, who earned accolades for his contributions to projects like “Hidden Figures” and the song “Happy,” shared his joy about collaborating with Morgan Neville. He emphasized the power of Lego bricks in encouraging imagination and expressed his honor in bringing his story to the world. Williams added, “Building with Lego bricks encourages us to follow our imagination. Who would’ve thought that playing with these toys as a kid would evolve into a movie about my life? It’s proof that anyone else can do it too.”
Jill Wilfert from the Lego Group highlighted Pharrell as a true visionary, praising his continuous push of creative boundaries. The collaboration between Pharrell, Morgan Neville, and the Lego Group is anticipated to bring forth a unique and inspiring cinematic experience.
“Piece by Piece” is not just a film; it’s a celebration of creativity, innovation, and the extraordinary journey of Pharrell Williams, set to captivate audiences in theaters on October 11, 2024. #PieceByPiece #PharrellLegoFilm