Wyclef Jean’s early life in Haiti is to be the subject of a new animated film for Netflix.

Jean himself will produce the film, with a screenplay written by Justin Marks, whose credits include the 2016 remake of ‘The Jungle Book’. The story is set to follow Jean’s childhood in Haiti and his move to the US aged nine, through to the beginnings of his musical career.

“I grew up in extreme poverty but I was rich with imagination”, says Jean. “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.” Continue reading

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