• Yasiin Bey To Play Jazz Legend Thelonious Monk In Biopic

    14 days ago - By All Hip-Hop

    Yasiin Bey has signed on to play what might be his most challenging acting role to date - portraying legendary jazz artists Thelonious Monk!
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  • Mos Def Drops Out of Thelonious Monk Biopic After Estate Denounces the Project

    14 days ago - By Consequence of Sound

    Less than a day after word broke of a Thelonious Monk biopic starring Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, the project has all but fallen apart. After the jazz legend's estate denounced the film as “totally unauthorized,” Bey has dropped out of the lead role.“Let me be clear, if the Monk... Please click the link below to read the full article. Mos Def Drops Out of Thelonious Monk Biopic After Estate Denounces the Project
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  • Yasiin Bey Says He Won't Play Thelonious Monk In Biopic Because Monk's Family Doesn't Approve

    Yasiin Bey Says He Won't Play Thelonious Monk In Biopic Because Monk's Family Doesn't Approve

    14 days ago - By Stereogum

    Yesterday, we reported that Yasiin Bey, the man formerly known as Mos Def, was set to star in Thelonious , a new movie about the life of jazz legend Thelonious Monk. This would've been Bey's first film role in years. It won't happen. Today, Bey has announced that he won't move forward with the movie without the approval of Monk's family.
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