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     Acclaimed Jamaican Novel to be Adapted into HBO Movie!

May 6, 2015
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G98.7FM Entertainment News

 

It’s already garnered plenty of acclaim, and now ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’, the novel by Jamaican writer Marlon James, could be making its way to the small screen!

 

HBO has its eyes on this gritty epic inspired by the 1976 assassination attempt on reggae legend Bob Marley. The story spans across several decades and weaves together themes such as drug trafficking, the Cold War, the CIA, and the 1980s crack epidemic.

 

James, who’s also an English professor, is doing his own adaption of Seven Killings, overseen by screenwriter Eric Roth, who has worked on big Hollywood films such as ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Munich’, and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’. James will likely be working on the script during a yearlong sabbatical from his teaching job.

 

He says he’s a fan of other HBO shows like ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire’, which he says, “got Baltimore right.” We’ll be sure this adaptation of Seven Killings will get things right as well!

 

Source: startribune.com/Image: anisfield-wolf.org

Contributor: Charlene McCallum (@CharleneCMCC)

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