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Yasiin Bey to play jazz trailblazer Thelonious Monk in new biopic

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Mos Def, is confirmed to play revolutionary jazz musician Thelonious Monk.The casting announcement comes via Rolling Stone. In a statement from the film’s producers, the film, called Thelonious, will focus on “[Monk’s] struggles for musical success, mental illness, and the spiritual love triangle between his wife, Nellie, and one of the world’s richest women, Nica Rothschild.”Monk, who is the second-most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, was revered for his groundbreaking improvisational style.

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