Sunday, June 9, 2024

Pharrell Williams tells us about his biopic in LEGO, ‘Piece By Piece’: “This is an amazing experience of history for me”


Pharrell Williams and director Morgan Neville have spoken to NME about the former’s upcoming LEGO animation biopic, Piece By Piece. Check out our interview below along with the trailer.

Due for release later this year, the movie will follow the rise of the prolific creative polymath and recreate monumental moments in his life, such as his time in the producer group The Neptunes with Chad Hugo, working with Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani and more.

Today, a trailer for the project has been released. The clip starts with LEGO versions of Williams and Neville doing a sit-down interview before cutting to scenes from the movie. You can hear the ‘Beautiful’ star narrate his career highlights, as well as see cameos from Williams’ famous past collaborators.

Piece By Piece has been directed by the acclaimed Morgan Neville – the mastermind behind award-winning documentaries such as 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018). Williams also served as an executive producer, with production company i am OTHER co-producing the movie.

Williams told NME that he has “always been very self-conscious”.

“I thought that I was responsible for every song and record I sold [because] a lot of the songs were my ideas,” the ‘Happy’ singer said. “Chad and I working together: I would always beat my chest and say, ‘It was us. We’re the best.’ Then I turned 40 and I had a series of songs that I was asked to do but the idea of them was not mine.”

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