The life of Wyclef Jean is getting the CG animated musical treatment. Yes, really.
Netflix will collaborate with the rapper-musician on the feature. It could be the streaming service's most random venture yet.
The movie 'reimagines [Wyclef Jean's] life story'. The film follows his personal and career journey, from his beginnings in Haiti to his breakthrough in New York.
Justin Marks, best-known for penning Disney's 2016 'The Jungle Book' remake, is writing the screenplay. Marks is also writing 'Top Gun: Maverick'.
Greg Silverman and his entertainment company Stampede produce alongside Jean.
The musician commented: “I grew up in extreme poverty but I was rich with imagination.
"Now to see that imagination turn into reality with Netflix and my producing partners makes me want to tell the kids from the slums around the world to never stop dreaming."
Silverman said: “Haiti holds a special place in my heart, and Wyclef and Justin’s film will showcase this magical country in their unique and signature style.
"We’ve been delighted to partner with them and Netflix on this astounding film.”
Wyclef Jean is renowned as both a solo artist and as a founder and member of the Fugees. As a producer, he has worked with numerous legendary artists. These include Michael Jackson, Queen, Mick Jagger, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Rogers, Destiny’s Child, and Tom Jones.