Janelle Monáe Inks Universal Movie Deal to Help Support the Girls

She's a real one.

Today, Deadline reports that Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Pictures company will develop movies centering "underrepresented voices and groundbreaking perspectives," because she's a real one.

The deal was signed by Monáe as a "first look" agreement in partnership with Universal Pictures, and will bring on board her in-house creative team, including CEO ‪Monáe, Managing Partner Mikael Moore, Creative Director Chuck Lightning and Executive Producer Nate Wonder to create cross-genre content.

The deal happens to be a natural fit for Monáe, a budding movie star who is already in collaboration with Universal. She stars in Universal's upcoming Robert Zemeckis-helmed movie Welcome to Marwen, opening December 21, and Focus Features' Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet, which is slated for release next year.

If you're a budding filmmaker with a unique perspective, there's a chance Janelle Monáe herself could help bring your work to life. Could you imagine?

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