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HBO Buys Drama Project From Popular Singer Deadline

In what is described as a competitive situation, pay-cable channel HBO has bought a drama project from popular singer-songwriter John Legend and producer-director Tony Krantz, reports Deadline.com.

The project, set in Miami's South Beach, is about the fame and secrets within three worlds -- the town's music, sports and fashion circles, the piece says.

Called "Down Lo," the story will track a gay rapper living on the "down low" as homosexuality isn't accepted in the hip-hop world. The project is written by playwright and writer Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, who is also producing with Krantz and Legend.