Controversial vibrant rapper, Azealia Banks, who just premiered her first album "Broke With Expensive Taste" last year, is now dipping her hands into film. Awesomely, Banks has snagged a lead role in a feature Lionsgate and Codeblack Film(s) directed by the legendary RZA from Wu-Tang Clan. "CoCo", in which she will play the title character, is a Brooklyn-set drama about an aspiring rapper in her twenties who wants a career in hip-hop but is stuck between fulfilling her parents wishes to finish college. According to Deadline, the film has a bit of an 8 Mile edge to it.
The film is said to feature Common, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint, and Hana Maw Lee, with a script by Nicole Jefferson Asher and production by Paul Hall. I'll keep you all posted as more information becomes available.
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