Earlier this year Quincy Jones grabbed every headline with his tell-all “In Conversation” interview. Now we will get to see some of the aspects of the life he spoke in a forthcoming documentary that will showcase the legend.
Deadline reports the Quincy Jones documentary will be a Netflix production and will be directed by the duo of Alan Hicks and Jones’ daughter, Rashida Jones. The film will highlight the efforts of Quincy Jones through his career from being a trumpeter for Lionel Hampton to being beside your favorites from Michael Jackson to Will Smith.
“There is really no one like Quincy,” Hicks said to Deadline. “The sheer breadth of his work alone is unparalleled, but the story of him as a man has never been comprehensively told. It was a privilege to have his trust, allowing us to capture intimate moments giving insight into the fabric of the man.
“He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world,” Rashida Jones added.
🚨SPECIAL announcement from me & my UNBELIEVABLY TALENTED daud @rashidajones ((:0))🚨 When I was just a kid living on the Southside of Chicago during the Great Depression in the 30s, my grandmother used to cook rats for my little brother & I, because that’s all we had to eat…Unfortunately, the only role models I had around me were gangsters, & the only future I had in store, was that of a typical statistic without a mother…I never thought I’d see a day past age 25, & I sure didn’t think that one day I’d have 7 incredible rugrats or 79 Grammy nominations or have produced the best-selling album of all time…But here I am…85 years YOUNG & counting \(^o^)/. It’s never easy to share the most vulnerable parts of your life, but man, when you’ve had as many run-ins with death as I have, you learn to keep getting back up. Well, it’s an HONOR to let y’awl in to my life story…& it absolutely makes my soul smile to announce that one of my dauds, Rashida (& bro from another mo, Alan Hicks – @alanhicksfilms), directed QUINCY, the definitive documentary about my journey, &…it’s coming to @netflix on SEPTEMBER 21st, 2018!! ((:0)) I’m beyond honored to have my daughter tell y’awl my story because U know she DON’T PLAY & even more importantly…she tells the truth (thank-Q honey…I LOVE U). It’s been one hell of a ride, but my only hope is that you’ll learn from my mistakes, honor your gifts, & be inspired to keep reachin’ even when it seems absolutely impossible…xxoo…q