Wyclef Jean's Haitian Childhood Turning Into Netflix Animated Movie

Wyclef Jean has introduced a forthcoming Netflix function that can put his upbringing in Haiti on full show. Based on Deadline, the previous Fugee teamed up with Greg Silverman’s Stampede firm to carry the animated reel to life.

Silverman revealed he has a deep admiration for Haiti. He defined Jean and author Justin Marks’ movie will “showcase this magical nation of their distinctive and signature model.”


On Jean’s facet, he hopes the animated story will put into perspective how somebody from an underprivileged neighborhood can nonetheless attain success.

“I grew up in excessive poverty however I used to be wealthy with creativeness,” he mentioned. “Now to see that creativeness flip into actuality with Netflix and my producing companions makes me need to inform the youngsters from the slums around the globe to by no means cease dreaming.”

Marks additionally defined to Deadline the place the ardour about telling Jean’s story originates.

“Once I was 17 years outdated, two issues had a big impact on my life: the music Wyclef Jean and the spirit his house nation, Haiti,” he mentioned. “I’ve been fortunate sufficient to have visited Haiti and labored alongside its individuals a number of instances over time, and I’ve lengthy wished to inform a narrative about its vibrant and resilient tradition.

“In the event you’d have instructed Teenage Me that someday I’d get to work with Wyclef on a film like this, I’d have by no means believed you. This film is an honor and a thrill, and I’m grateful to Greg, Stampede, and Netflix for making it a actuality.”

The discharge date has but to be introduced.