Erykah Badu will star in an upcoming indie film titled The Land which will premiere next month at Sundance. The Land follows four Cleveland teenagers who aim to leave the city in pursuit of becoming professional skateboarders but become entangled in a drug operation. Nas is the film’s executive producer and is also providing the soundtrack.
Steve Caple Jr. is directing the upcoming film and Nas mentioned he was a fan in a statement saying: “[I’m a] huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr. I think he can become the next great filmmaker. [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 film also stars Michael K. Williams and Cleaveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly.