Five years since his last acting gig, Yasiin Bey is headed back to the big screen.
This time around, Bey will portray the iconic avant garde jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk, in a biopic treatment. Simply titled, Thelonious, the film will center on Monk’s remarkable life, incomparable playing, struggles with mental illness, and a “spiritual love triangle between his wife Nellie and one of the world’s richest women Nica Rothschild.”
Mighty Mos! Awesome, he played Fats Waller back in the day.. looking forward to the film and art direction.
He said something about this on his ig, that the family didn’t approve