Music manager Daniel Field and Kathy Nelson, former head of filmed music at Universal, have signed on to produce Franc. Reyes’ feature A Boy and the Mirror Ball, which is based on his own novel.
It’s a coming-of-age film that follows Robbie, a teenager in 1970s New York who finds himself in the whirlwind glitter train that ultimately became known as “disco.” Robbie and disco find their place in the world during the decade, but both lose their innocence by the time it ends.
Reyes, whose directing credits include Empire, Illegal Tender and The Ministers, wrote the screenplay.
Field recently served as an executive producer on the Fox pilot Detour and is working on a television project with skateboarder Mark Gonzales, while Nelson has worked as a music supervisor on such films as Pulp Fiction, 8 Mile and Despicable Me.
Reyes, along with partner Lisa Nunziella, will also produce the project under their Alumbra Films label, which is repped by Donaldson + Callif, LLP.