Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy Lands Amandla Stenberg to Star


The Eddy lands Amandla Stenberg

Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy lands Amandla Stenberg to star

Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Netflix musical series The Eddy has cast Amandla Stenberg in a starring role. Variety reports that Stenberg will play Julia, the teenage daughter of Elliot Udo, who’ll be played by Andre Holland.

The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary Paris that revolves around a failing jazz club, its part-owner, the house band, and the city that surrounds them. As a celebrated jazz pianist from New York living in Paris and the part-owner of a failing jazz club, Elliot is hiding from everyone. That changes when Julia shows up, forcing him to confront his past, accept his weaknesses and learn to become a responsible adult.

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Executive produced by Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes, and written by five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier-winning writer Jack Thorne (National TreasureThis is EnglandWonder), The Eddy is an eight-episode series that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet UnderThe Newsroom), will also executive produce the Endeavour Content series, and original music will be written by six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).

Stenberg was recently seen as the lead in last year’s The Hate U Give, which was directed by George Tillman, Jr.