Netflix to recreate Wyclef Jean’s life in a CG-animated musical

Netflix is all set to being the legend of music sensation Wyclef Jean to the big-screen soon after announcing a CG-animated musical based on his life. Written by Justin Marks, the film would probe the Haitian rapper’s childhood days in the Caribbean country. Greg Silverman’s recently launched entertainment media industry Stampede, is also partnering with Jean to produce the film. “When Wyclef first came to us with the rich story idea for an animated film about his personal journey and the evolution of his music from when he was a young boy in Haiti to finding his voice in New York City – we were hooked,” said Netflix Kids and Family vice-president Melissa Cobb. “Animation is a medium that travels the globe exceptionally well and we cannot wait to share Wyclef’s unique perspective and voice with family audiences around the world.” “I grew up in extreme poverty but I was rich with imagination,” Jean commented. “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.” Adding to that, Silverman said about the new project: “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.”