According Deadline, the flash stars Kiersey Clemons and Michael Shannon have signed on for lead roles in the upcoming drag comedy movie titled The young king. They will also be joined by Euphoria Barbie Ferreira escape. Production is expected to begin early next year in Las Vegas.
“We are delighted to introduce Larin [Sullivan]revisits a classic Vegas story by spotlighting the drag king scene, which has rarely, if ever, been explored on the big screen,” Mister Smith Entertainment CEO David Garrett said in a statement. “Led by our stellar cast, this is an incredibly moving father-daughter story that will resonate with buyers and audiences alike.”
The young king will be directed and written by Larin Sullivan and will be set in the drag king scene of 1990s Las Vegas. It is produced by Clemons, Kim Bailey and Isabel Marden. Justin Tranter has onboarded the project as executive music producer.
Clemons plays an aspiring drag king named Jules, who “comes to Las Vegas to reconnect with his father Mick (Shannon), a legendary gambler and part-time kid’s party clown, and to make his debut in the biggest revue in drag king of the United States. . Mick is less than excited to see his daughter ‘Julia’ posing as masculine, wearing costumes and chasing after Ronnie (Ferreira), a no-nonsense dancer.
Clemons and Shannon are also set to reprise their respective DCEU roles as Iris West and General Zod in the highly anticipated the flash film. Meanwhile, Ferreira is set to star alongside Ariana DeBose in the Prime Video drama Loot House.