(AllHipHop News) Bad Boy recording artist Machine Gun Kelly has been cast in the upcoming Relativity Media film Blackbird. MGK will play rapper Kid Culprit in the movie that also stars Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Nate Parker.
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Blackbird follows the story of rising singer Noni Jean (Mbatha-Raw) as she attempts to adjust to the life of superstardom. She eventually falls for the young cop, Kaz Nicol (Parker), assigned to protect her. The two lovers pursue their relationship over the objections of their parents.
The movie is written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees) and will be produced by New York Knicks’ forward and Relativity Sports’ client Amar’e Stoudemire through his STATosphere Productions. Ryan Kavanaugh, Stephanie Allain, and Reggie Rock Bythewood will also serve as producers. Tucker Tooley and Matt Alvarez will executive produce.
R&B star Terius “The-Dream” Nash has also signed on to write and produce four original songs for the film.
Machine Gun Kelly released his Black Flag mixtape in June.
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