James is tied to the lead role in the untitled series, which will take place in New York in the 1980s. It will showcase the rise of the Basques, from an obscure graffiti artist to a neo-expressionist artist with rock star status. He also explores Basque’s close friendship with Andy Warhol and his eventual death.
“We are grateful to work with Shamier, Stefan and the entire Bay Mills Studios team to tell the story of a far-sighted artist whose profound cultural influence is only growing over time,” said Steve Lescroart, president of screenwriting for Boat Rocker. Studios. “We know that audiences around the world will be captivated.”
Now there is a search for a writer for the project. Katie O’Connell Marsh and Nick Nanthel will be the executive producers of Boat Rocker, and Anderson and James will be the executive producers of Bay Mills. Holly Habsher oversees the project for Bay Mills. Bay Mills is currently making a deal at first sight with Boat Rocker.
“I’m excited to be working with Boat Rocker to revive the Jean-Michel Basque story,” James said. “Jean-Michel is an artist I have long respected and one who has strongly influenced my work over the years. To embody such a revolutionary, whose influence in the modern era of pop culture is simply immeasurable, will be just one of the greatest awards in my career. “
James’ most recent television roles include “Homecoming in The CW,” #FreeRayshawn “for Quibi and” Arrows “in Fox. His work at #FreeRayshawn earned him an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Short Series. He will also star in the upcoming series Spectrum Originals / AMC “Lighthouse 23”, co-produced by Boat Rocker.
James is represented by CAA, Range Media Partners, Norbert Abrams and attorney Jeff Bernstein.