Big Boi Joins Highly-Anticipated Sony Feature, "Superfly"

Big Boi Joins Highly-Anticipated Sony Feature, "Superfly"

Grammy award-winning musician and actor Big Boi has been cast in Sony's upcoming remake of the classic 1972 film, Superfly. He will play the role of Mayor Atkins, and will co-star alongside Allen Maldonado (Black-ish), Trevor Jackson (Grown-ish) and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton).

Superfly, a Blaxploitation crime drama, follows an African American cocaine dealer who tries to secure one more deal before getting out the "game."  American screenwriter Alex Tse will pen the screenplay based on the original Gordon Parks Jr.-directed film.

Music video aficionado Director X is attached to direct while Joel Silver (The Matrix, Lethal Weapon) is set to produce with hip-hop superstar Future, who will also curate the soundtrack. The movie is slated to be released in theaters this summer.


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