By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News
Bey spoke out about being cast as the “Thelonious-Sphere Monk” title role. A leader. A leader. A shape in space. The adjectives. They cannot be nouns. Love. It is a verb. The Future is already here. And Forever. is a current event. Jupiter and his team.”
Alberto Marzan, co-founder of Jupiter Rising Film and producer, commented on the casting: “This role requires great depth and an unique understanding of who and What Thelonious Monk is and how his lasting influence can still be heard in the music industry today. I knew from the moment I met Yasiin that we had found our Thelonious. It’s an honor and a privilege to tell this story in such an epic way. It’s an honor to be part of this important story.
Peter Lord Moreland, producer and screenwriter of Thelonious, shared that “Thelonious’s story must be told.” He is a friend and mentor to me, having been a musician, record producer, and composer for most of my life. We went to the same highschool, Stuyvesant High School in New York City. I am thrilled that yasiin has agreed to play Monk. His artistic measure, his approach, and many other intangibles will bring Thelonious alive.” Jupiter Rising Film’s slate is as abstract and unique as Thelonious himself. It has two episodic series, The Moors, and Love Junkies, ready for packaging. The Moors is a dark historical, medieval drama series that will cover 700 years of The Moors’ rise and fall in Europe. Love Junkies is an alternative pop driven TV musical drama series that follows the lives of two New Yorkers who are in an experimental addiction treatment program. They deal with their addiction by making real life triggers into musical expressions. Every episode will feature original music from some of the most prominent beat makers, songwriters, and record producers around the world, including Mr. Lord Moreland, who was a former Billboard pop songwriter of the year. Both series have been scripted and are in the process to be packaged. Marzan said, “Jupiter Rising Film” is more than just a place where you can create dynamic and thought-provoking content. It is a place Peter and I have reached in our lives as professionals and individuals. Our collective work is eclectic and untraditional. We are like Thelonious. We have always lived our lives authentically, and we won’t change that anytime soon. Jupiter is on the rise. Jupiter is rising.”
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