Lee, whose last project was 2018’s widely acclaimed BlacKkKlansman, will direct Prince of Cats, as well pen the script alongside Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, former editor-in-chief of rap publication The Source. Its script will be based on a graphic novel written and illustrated by Ron Wimberly.
The Legendary Pictures film was to originally feature Lakeith Stanfield, but the Knives Out actor is reportedly no longer attached.
Upon release last year, BlacKkKlansman received critical praise, with many heralding the movie as Lee’s comeback. The film eventually earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Lee’s first-ever director nod. Consequence of Sound also named the 62-year-old veteran the 2018 Filmmaker of the Year.