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Quincy Jones talks biopic, Michael Jackson musical and more with GQ

Quincy Jones

Music legend—Quincy Jones—revealed in a recent GQ interview that he is working on several projects for his upcoming 85 birthday including a Netflix documentary, a ten-part TV biopic that he hopes will star Donald Glover (I can see that), and a star-studded TV special that will be hosted by Oprah Winfrey.  The 84-year-old entertainment icon is keeping busy these days with no plans of retiring…ever!


“They be thinking I’m 84 and retired and all that shit. They wrong, man. Oh baby! I am never retiring!”


Jones also goes on to say that he working with Jermaine Jackson on a Broadway musical about the late King of Pop—Michael Jackson.


“Jermaine was here last week with his 21-year-old son, and I want to do a Broadway show with him on Michael. Julie Taymor to direct—that’s my baby, biggest in history, Lion King. And use Jermaine’s son, who sings and dances just like Michael.”


In addition to the new projects, Jones talks very candidly about his relationship with other Hollywood greats such as Frank Sinatra, Prince, Marlon Brando, Tupac Shakur and his buddy Ray Charles.


Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.