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Thelonious Monk estate “condemn” biopic starring Yasiin Bey

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Yasiin Bey, previously known as Mos Def, would play late jazz musician Thelonious Monk in a new biopic film titled Thelonious.

Less than 24 hours later, Monk’s estate has come out to “condemn” the film as unauthorised.T.S. Monk, the musician’s son and the head of the company that runs the Thelonious Monk estate, told Pitchfork both the “project and its announcement are totally unauthorized!”.“I hate the script and I control the music in Thelonious’ catalog,” Monk said. “There is no involvement by anyone in the Monk family with this project, and we actually condemn the effort.”Thelonious is currently set to begin production in summer 2022.

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