September 26, 2017
Photo Credit: Michael Putland/ Maarten de Boer
With the second season of Insecure under her belt (as well as being credited for the music videos of artists like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga), director Melina Matsoukas is already in motion with new projects.
According to reports, Matsoukas has teamed with award-winning Jamaican author, Marlon James to adapt his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings for Amazon Studios.
Of course, Matsoukas is tasked with directing and executive producing the series that will focus on the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley as well as “Jamaican politics, poverty, race, class and the volatile relationship between the U.S. and the Caribbean in the 70s and the 80s.”
Matsoukas who shares Jamaican ancestry herself, tells the Hollywood Reporter:
‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ is a complex story that needs to be told, about a people whose voices need to be heard. It’s been my dream to bring this story to life onscreen since reading the first line of Marlon’s book. I am deeply honored to be entrusted with this tapestry of stories so entrenched in roots, reggae, race, mysticism and politics, while working alongside Marlon to ensure an authentic portrayal of his words.
This should be an interesting watch.
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