Jamaican author lands movie deal for first novel

Jamaican author Colin Don Rose has landed a movie deal with Producer, Director and Writer Joshua Coates from the United States of America (USA) for his first novel ‘So Enticing’.

Originally published and released in 2015, ‘So Enticing’ is an original sultry murder mystery set in the US in the early nineties.

The book, given to Coates as a gift while visiting Jamaica, captivated the acclaimed Director.

“I read it on my way home on the plane and was captivated by the storyline; mainly the murder mystery component. I feel the book is one of a kind, a page turner. The characters all have a life of their own,” says Coates.

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Colin Don Rose

Colin Don Rose moved to the Bronx, New York, USA from his St Elizabeth hometown in Jamaica in 1981. As a teenager, Rose worked in a local movie theatre assisting in the concession stand and the ticket booth. He discovered his passion for drama and film during this phase of his life; often times sneaking into the back of the cinema to watch a variety of films. However, the passion for writing came much later for Rose.

His stint at John Roberts Power School Systems for acting; and six years spent between the US army and the National Guard; armed him with the necessary material to infuse the world of artillery and politics with lust and mystery for his first novel.

Surprising to many, Rose documented ‘So Enticing’ from the perspective of a young African-American woman named Peaches who escapes poverty, falls prey to love and is marinated by her own independence. The fiction novel divulges how Peaches utilizes her brain and beauty to establish an escort service. From her initial success, she continues to climb the entrepreneurial ladder, tempting fate and living on the very edge of respectability. However, her friends and associates are being murdered and she does not know who is committing the murders or why.

“Currently the book is being written into a screen play. We have approached several well known actors and producers to be part of the film. We are finalizing the funding component as well as planning to fast track the production of the film in early 2018,” shares Coates.

With as much as nine other manuscripts in queue, Colin Don Rose is only skimming the film industry with his first novel. Plans are already in place to produce a sequel to ‘So Enticing’.

According to Coates “The majority of the cast will be from the island [Jamaica]. It’s my way of giving back and giving a platform to those seeking an opportunity to showcase their talent. When the film is complete, we plan to have an exclusive red carpet event only in Jamaica at the Carib 5 cinema. Our desire is for Jamaicans to participate in the celebration of the film before it hits the United States.”

“We plan to complete casting as early as January 2018. The goal is to go into production early 2018 and release the film late 2018 or early 2019,” explains Coates.

Joshua Coates has directed and written numerous films. He is known for his role as Executive Producer for the movies Iniquity (2012) and Jenae So in Love (2008). His most recent film ‘But Deliver Us from Evil’, to be released later in 2017, has already received more than seven stars on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) since its April 2017 premiere.

‘So Enticing’ is being produced by Coates’ 20/20 Visions Entertainment Group and Rose’s Gothic Entertainment Group.

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