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Quincy Jones wants Donald Glover to play him in a TV biopic

The legendary producer is hoping to get a ten-part miniseries off the ground.

January 29, 2018
Quincy Jones wants Donald Glover to play him in a TV biopic Left picture: Promotional photo of Quincy Jones, 1980s. Right picture: Childish Gambino at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. January 28, 2018. in New York City.   Left photo by Photo by A&M Records/Getty Images. Right photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Quincy Jones is the subject of a wide-ranging new interview and profile in GQ by Chris Heath. The 84-year old artist and producer spins stories and anecdotes from his barrier-breaking career, and shares updates on the projects keeping him busy at the moment. One of them is a ten-episode miniseries based on his life, and Jones wants that Donald Glover to star in the lead role.

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The project is still in its "prospective" stages, with no word on potential networks or release date. Jones is also currently working on a Netflix documentary and a CBS special hosted by Oprah Winfrey.

Donald Glover is already enjoying a successful television career: the highly-anticipated second season of his show Atlanta, for which he won Emmys for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Directing For A Comedy Series, returns on March 1.

Quincy Jones wants Donald Glover to play him in a TV biopic