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Snipes versus Washington for Thelonious Monk film

WesleySnipes.jpgLeon Ichaso has just directed El Cantante, a film about the Salsa singer Hector Lavoe starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, and now he's considering a biographical film on the life of Thelonious Monk, the famous Jazz musician and it appears that he has two very different actors in mind for the role.

One of the actors he reveals is Wesley Snipes.

“I know who I would like. I would love it if Wesley Snipes would do it.”

According to the comments on MTV Movies Blog he's even been talking to the actor, however he also says that he's been talking to other actors too, and one of the names he mentions is none other than Denzel Washington.

Now, consider those two names against each other. Wesley Snipes against Denzel Washington for the role of the legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk. Who should win?

Washington has been linked to a number of musical roles, and would certainly lend the right amount of weight to the project, but could Snipes bring something different, something new to it that might surprise his critics?

Interestingly the two starred together in Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues which featured quite a bit of jazz itself.



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