By: India Sage (@indiasagethebrand)
(AllHipHop News) The rapper/producer is set to star in the upcoming film, "Never Heard."
The film is based on the stage play by Tamera Hillcast titled “I Never Heard My Father Speak.”
"Never Heard" will also feature Karrueche Tran, Robin Givens, and Dijon Talton.
A faith-based film directed by Josh Webber, "Never Heard" centers around Banner's character, Aaron Davis, who is incarcerated for a crime he claims he did not commit.
"You know how in a lot of stories they just talk about black folks’ problems? There is no closure, there’s no redemption, there is no explanation why. Well, Africans didn’t get off those boats acting like this," David Banner told AllHipHop.
Romeo Miller will play Jalen, the son of Banners’ character, who grows up without his father in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Miller's character comes face to face with his father’s lifestyle when his best friend comes to be in debt to the neighborhood drug dealer.
As Aaron, David Banner depicts the life of a man imprisoned by a system that has wrongfully convicted him of a crime.
"Initially when I had an opportunity to see the role, I was a little apprehensive. Only because I was playing someone who was getting out of prison," David Banner said. "And for me being a 6ft2 black man that’s not a comedian. In most cases, they try to typecast us into dope dealers and killers."
Aaron is moved to rely heavily on his faith throughout this conflict, and his lawyer, who ultimately, is the bridge between Aaron and his freedom.
"You know how in a lot of stories they just talk about black folks’ problems? There is no closure, there’s no redemption, there is no explanation why," David Banner continued. "Well, Africans didn’t get off those boats acting like this. So for me, I took it as an opportunity for me to be able to speak for a group of people who don’t usually have a voice to speak. They don’t get to talk to AllHipHop. They don’t get a chance to go on TV. So just like this role, I get an opportunity to speak for us.”
"Never Heard" will be air for one day only, on November 1, 2018.