12.7.2015

Nas to Executive Produce Erykah Badu Film ‘The Land’

Nas is plotting his return to Hollywood.

The hip-hop icon, who has previously acted in films including Belly and John Q, is taking on an off-screen role in Erykah Badu’s indie drama The Land, which he is set to executive produce. Additionally, he will produce the film’s soundtrack.

According to Variety, The Land, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, was written and directed by Steven Caple Jr. (Class).

“[I’m a] huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr. I think he can become the next great filmmaker,” said Nas. “[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 follows four teenage boys who escape the streets of Cleveland to pursue professional skateboarding, but they get caught in the web of a local drug queen-pin (Badu).

In addition to Badu, the cast includes Machine Gun Kelly, Michael K. Williams, and Moises Arias.