Wiz Khalifa, French Montana to star in new Netflix hip-hop comedy.
American rapper Wiz Khalifa at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas AP
Netflix continues its push to produce original content for its massive internet-television platform, as it revealed an upcoming hip-hop comedy film titled “The After Party.”
According to Variety, hip-hop artists Wiz Khalifa and French Montana will headline the upcoming movie, alongside actress and rapper Teyena Taylor.
“Two best friends on their last night together trying to achieve a record deal before one heads to college and the other leaves for military service,” the film’s plot read.
“In one wild night, a lot will go down before the sun comes up and these two lifelong friends either have succeeded on their quest or must go their separate ways.”
“How to Make It in America” director Ian Adelman is expected to helm the project, while Russel Simmons will be in charge of production.
The 30-year-old Khalifa (born Cameron Thomaz) is no stranger to the big screen, having starred in the 2012 comedy “Mac & Devin Go to High School” along with another hip-hop icon, Snoop Dogg. www.beatsbyjm.com