Legendary Bags Prince of Cats for Film

Deadline reported exclusively on July 31 that Ron Wimberly’s Prince of Cats has been acquired by Legendary for a feature film starring actor Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You, Get Out).

Originally published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and currently published by Image Comics, the graphic novel — described as “the B side to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet” and “the story of the minor players with Tybalt at the center” is set at an ‘80s block party in an New York where underground sword dueling blossomed alongside hip-hop, punk, disco, and no wave.