John Legend Developing Down Lo for HBO

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Musician John Legend arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/2013 Getty Images

John Legend's relatively new Get Lifted Film Company has gotten a development deal from HBO for Down Lo, set in Miami's South Beach. "The edgy ensemble drama explores the intersection of three worlds — the party town’s popular music scene and sports and fashion circles. It deals with fame and secrets, with the stories told from multiple points of view." One perspective will be that of a closeted homosexual rapper. Tony Krantz, a producer behind 24 and Mulholland Drive, is also on the project.