Pharrell Williams has announced a biopic, Piece by Piece, that he made with the Lego Group. The movie is described in a press release as “an unparalleled motion picture experience that captures the magic and brilliance of Pharrell Williams’ creative genius, one Lego brick at a time.” It also says that the film “defies genres and expectations to transport audiences into a Lego world where anything is possible.” Piece by Piece hits theaters on Friday, October 11, 2024. See a teaser from Williams on Instagram.
Williams is partnering with Focus Features for Piece by Piece. Morgan Neville directed the movie, and he produced it with Tremolo Productions’ Caitrin Rogers and I Am Other’s Pharrell Williams, Mimi Valdés, and Shani Saxon. The film’s executive producers for the Lego Group are Jill Wilfert and Keith Malone.
“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,” Williams said in a press release. “Grateful that Focus wanted to collaborate with us, and I’m honored to share this with the world and bring people into my universe. 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.”
Director and producer Morgan 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. I’m grateful to our partners at Focus Features and at the Lego Group for their belief in our crazy mission. 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.”