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As a movie about Lebanese poet and artist Kahlil Gibran gets under way, the Bay State has a starring role.

Gibran's "The Prophet" has been on college students' dorm bookshelves for generations, helping to make the 1923 collection of poetic essays a classic. Canton-raised siblings Rob Shalhoub and Grace Shalhoub Yazbek wrote the screenplay for "Gibran," a feature-length biopic scheduled to begin filming in 2014. 


"I spent 25 years in Boston and never really knew one of the most famous artists I revered traveled the same footsteps," said Shalhoub, 34.

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