Wyclef Jean has introduced a forthcoming Netflix characteristic that may put his upbringing in Haiti on full show. According to Deadline, the previous Fugee teamed up with Greg Silverman’s Stampede firm to carry the animated reel to life.

Silverman revealed he has a deep admiration for Haiti. He defined Jean and author Justin Marks’ movie will “showcase this magical nation of their distinctive and signature model.”


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On Jean’s facet, he hopes the animated story will put into perspective how somebody from an underprivileged neighborhood can nonetheless attain success.

“I grew up in excessive poverty however I used to be wealthy with creativeness,” he mentioned. “Now to see that creativeness flip into actuality with Netflix and my producing companions makes me wish to inform the children from the slums world wide to by no means cease dreaming.”

Marks additionally defined to Deadline the place the ardour about telling Jean’s story originates.

“When I used to be 17 years previous, two issues had a huge effect on my life: the music of Wyclef Jean and the spirit of his residence nation, Haiti,” he mentioned. “I’ve been fortunate sufficient to have visited Haiti and labored alongside its folks a number of occasions through the years, and I’ve lengthy needed to inform a narrative about its vibrant and resilient tradition.

“If you’d have informed Teenage Me that at some point I’d get to work with Wyclef on a film like this, I’d have by no means believed you. This film is an honor and a thrill, and I’m grateful to Greg, Stampede, and Netflix for making it a actuality.”

The launch date has but to be introduced.

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