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HBO is developing an unscripted series from Larry Charles that will star rapper Kanye West, sources said.
The as-yet-untitled project is said to focus on a day in what is described as the crazy, hectic life of the Grammy-winning artist.
The project is from executive producer/director Charles; sources said the other executive producers will be record producer/label executive Rick Rubin; G Roberson, who is West’s manager; and West.
HBO declined comment.
West, a music producer-turned-rapper, has released two albums — 2004’s “The College Dropout” and 2005’s “Late Registration” — that became multiplatinum hits and earned him six Grammys, including best rap album for the former and album of the year for the latter.
In March, West teamed with Anonymous Content and New Line Cinema to produce a feature film inspired by his music (HR 3/15). West also will appear in the film, which will create a multiperspective portrait of the U.S. as seen through the eyes of West and several filmmakers.
He is repped by WMA and Roberson.
Charles is a longtime executive producer and director of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” for which he has received multiple DGA Award and Emmy nominations. He also was the executive producer of “Entourage” in its first two seasons. On the big screen, Charles most recently directed the hit comedy “Borat,” which earned Golden Globe noms for best musical or comedy motion picture and for best actor in a musical or comedy film for star Sacha Baron Cohen.
Charles is repped by Endeavor and attorney Melanie Cook.
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