David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

It is no secret that Disney has been making live-action musicals based on their animated catalog. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, they are looking to get into the original live-action musical business as well. David Oyelowo is set to star in a live-action musical penned by Moonlight playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Cyrano the Moor will be based on both Shakespeare’s Othello and the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac. No release date or details were revealed.

Oyelowo starred in Disney’s Queen of Katwe and also voices Agent Kallus on Star Wars Rebels and voices Scar in Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard.