Keys Opens Disney Deal
Pita pact begins with 'Bell Book and Candle' remake
The studio has signed the Grammy-winning musical and her manager Jeff Robinson to a first-look film production deal, according to Variety.
Keys and Robinson have named their shingle Big Pita, Little Pita, with the repeated word standing for "Pain in the Ass," rather than referring to the popular flatbread. Up first for Big Pita, Little Pita at Disney is a remake of the 1958 film "Bell Book and Candle."
The original film featured Kim Novak as a contemporary witch, whose love spell goes awry. James Stewart and Jack Lemmon co-starred. Naturally, Keys would play the Novak role.
Keys tells the industry trade paper that she and Robinson established the Disney shingle to help her from "falling into predictable roles."
The 26-year-old Keys has completed a supporting turn as an assassin in Joe Carnahan's "Smokin' Aces," as well as an appearance in "The Nanny Diaries."