(AllHipHop News) Drake will be producing major movies under a new partnership with Zero Dark Thirty producer Matthew Budman.
Drake and his long-time business partner Future the Prince will have first look rights for films produced by the movie mogul's new Forest Hill Entertainment company.
Budman worked as a co-producer on director Kathryn Bigelow's Academy Award-winning 2012 war film, "Zero Dark Thirty," for production house Annapurna and also to co-produced David O. Russell's 2013 release "American Hustle."
"Drake and I are thrilled to partner with our longtime friend at the inception of Forest Hill Entertainment, supporting Matthew and his team as they set new, unprecedented boundaries of groundbreaking content,” Future the Prince, real name Adel Nur, said in a statement. “This partnership aligns strongly with our mission of developing and fostering emerging and preeminent talent across the entertainment landscape.”
Drake and his business partner have already tapped into successful ventures as content creators to expand the rap superstar's empire, but this is their first foray into major film productions.
The Toronto based hip-hop star signed a lucrative $19 million deal with Apple Music in 2015 for exclusive content production and he also has credits as a producer for 2017 sports documentary "The Carter Effect," about Canadian basketball hero Vince Carter, and executive producing tags on new high school drama TV series "Euphoria," set to hit screens this year.