Jun. 03, 2019 03:42PM EST
Alvin Ailey. Photo by Normand Maxon, Courtesy AAADT
Here's some Monday news to rock your soul: An upcoming Fox Searchlight film about the life of Alvin Ailey just got even more enticing—Barry Jenkins, the filmmaker who won an Oscar for Moonlight, has signed on as director.
<p>It feels like quite a fitting hire. Back in 2017, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle choreographed an <a href="https://www.nowness.com/series/just-dance/moonlight" target="_blank">homage to </a><em><a href="https://www.nowness.com/series/just-dance/moonlight">Moonlight</a></em>, starring Ailey standout Jamar Roberts.</p><listicle id="listicle-2638666868"></listicle>
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