Mr. Deal Maker: John Legend On His Way To Becoming A Force In Hollywood

February 13, 2013  |  

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John Legend may have started as a singer and songwriter, but lately he has become a Hollywood deal maker. Six months ago he signed an exclusive deal with Universal Cable Productions. Now Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. has made its first sale — to UCP-affiliated USA Network, reports The Hollywood Reporter. USA airs shows like Psych and Suits.

The cable network has already approved the script for The Edge, a drama about a Harvard Business School graduate named Jeff Cross who joins a financial firm called Edgeton Global (“The Edge” of the show’s name), where he uncovers the company’s secrets and gets caught up in an FBI investigation. Legend, his business partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius as well as a couple of writers are involved in the initial project.

Legend, you’ll recall was a judge on the singing competition show Duets, which was quickly cancelled. It was around that time that Legend signed this deal.

Who knew Legend would become a Hollywood force. Be on the lookout for The Edge. And his new album, which is due in June. Now if only he could get around to that wedding to Chrissy Teigen. The Sports Illustrated model told New York magazine’s The Cut blog that she has four wedding dresses to show for the year-plus-long engagement, but plans for the actual event haven’t taken shape.

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