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Quincy Jones Wants Donald Glover To Portray Him In A TV Biopic

Quincy Jones Wants Donald Glover To Portray Him In A TV Biopic

Quincy Jones Shares Best 'We Are The World' Story + Rates 'Thriller' vs. 'Off The Wall'

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In an extensive interview with GQ, Quincy Jones revealed that he has a 10-episode miniseries on his life in the works, and he wants to be portrayed by Donald Glover in the series.

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The project is one of several Jones is working on, with the prolific artist also working on a Netflix documentary, as well as an event for CBS that will be hosted by Oprah.

The interview includes some other interesting moments, such as Jones recounting the time Frank Sinatra tried to get Jones and Marilyn Monroe together, and other experiences he’s had with celebrities and entertainers.

Glover, who received a Grammy for best traditional R&B performance for “Redbone,” revealed during a recent interview that he still plans on releasing one last album as Childish Gambino before retiring the name.

“I stand by that,” he said of the retirement comment. “I’m really appreciative of this. I’m making another project right now. But I like endings, I think they’re important to progress.”

“I think if a lot of things had death clauses in them, we wouldn’t have a lot of problems in the world, to be honest,” he added. “I think endings are good because they force things to get better.”

Last year we spoke with Jones about recording “We Are The World” and how Prince didn’t want to be a part of it, as well as his fondest memories of Michael Jackson and what he thinks of rapper Kendrick Lamar.

“I love him, man,” Jones said of Lamar. “It’s who you are as a human being first, that’s what it’s about and he’s a great human being, and I feel the same way about Chance [The Rapper], and The Weeknd. Great people.”

Source: GQ



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