Preston Whitmore to write, direct ‘Zoom’

Preston Whitmore has signed up to write and direct “Zoom,” a music-themed film that teams “8 Mile” producer Brian Grazer with musician and music producer Pharrell Williams.

“Zoom” is the story of a troubled West Virginia youth who attends a music academy and finds his voice and a place in the world.


Grazer and Williams will produce. Williams will compose the score and soundtrack.

Whitmore most recently wrote, directed and produced “This Christmas.”