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Nas to Executive Produce New Erykah Badu Film


Image Courtesy Island Def JamNas has signed on to executive produce an upcoming film called The Land, which stars Erykah Badu.

According to Variety, the flick focuses on four teenagers in Cleveland, Ohio who are in search of a better life. Michael K. Williams also will star in the film, written by Steve Caple Jr. and Lizzie Friedman.

“[I’m a] huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr. I think he can become the next great filmmaker, said Nas, who will also serve as a producer of the accompanying soundtrack.

The rapper adds, [I’m] also, very excited to be working with my former agent and friend Charles King on his first film with his new venture. All great energy around the film, which I believe will yield amazing results.”

The Land is slated to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, next month.

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