Nick Cannon is ballin’ on the big screen.
The multi-faceted mogul is teaming up with Birdman’s Cash Money Films to bring his street basketball film She Ball to theaters next year.
In addition to his starring role, Cannon wrote, produced, and directed She Ball. Chris Brown and Birdman also produced and star in the movie alongside Cedric the Entertainer, DC Young Fly, Evan Ross, and Faizon Love.
The movie, which was first announced in 2017, tells the story of a young female athlete, played by Melody Rae Kandil, who defies the odds on and off the basketball court. Cannon plays Avery Watts, a single father of a 7-year-old daughter, who gets help from a women’s street ball league in order to save the Inglewood Community Center.
“She Ball, is about community, and the inclusive nature of controlling your own background,” says Cannon. “It’s a story that doesn’t have any boundaries. It’s a sports movie, it’s a love story, and it’s a comedy. I grew up on movies like Above the Rim, Love & Basketball, and even Save the Last Dance. It has a little bit of a combination of these three movies but with its own message. It’s an action-packed movie that’s full of laughs, but at the end of the day it’s really just a great story about human connections.”
Added Cannon, “Birdman and I have been talking about doing movies together for so long and it finally all came together on this project. Chris Brown who is like family to me and such a visionary, is truly one of the most gifted and talented spirits to ever grace this planet!”
She Ball hits theaters in February 2020. The official soundtrack will also be released on Cash Money Records/NCREDIBLE.
Watch the trailer below.