A trio of production companies are teaming to tell the story of the Moulin Rouge, the first desegregated hotel and casino in Las Vegas, reports Variety.
New screenwriter Milosz Feigin has completed penning The Fabulous Moulin Rouge, and the producers are setting up the film to be shot in Dubai.
The film is a co-production of Dubai-based Exwaze, Hollywood-based Hughes Capital Entertainment and Garden Grown Entertainment, the last of which was formed by brothers Mos Def, Khalil Prescott-Bey and Rahman Prescott.
The casino sprang up in 1955 and closed six months later under mysterious circumstances just as it was gaining momentum and attracting singers such as Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra.
The drama will focus on a fictional African-American character who rises from mob debt collector to manager of the Moulin Rouge.