Hip-Hop Director Benny Boom On Board For 'S.W.A.T.'

(AllHipHop News) Director Benny Boom has signed on to direct the movie S.W.A.T: Fire Fight, which will began principal photography n Detroit Michigan this week. Benny Boom has directed over 350 Hip-Hop videos for artists like 50 Cent, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Robin Thicke, Mya, Ciara, Shyne, LL Cool J and others. He was selected to bring a fresh perspective to the action feature film, which starts Gabriel Macht, Carly Pope, Robert Patrick and Giancarlo Esposito. " I look forward to the action and bringing the city of Detroit to life" Boom told AllHipHop.com in a statement. The movie centers around L.A. S.W.A.T. officer Lt. Paul Cutler (Macht) is sent to train Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Just as a romance blooms between Cutler and “Kim Byers” (Carly Pope), an intense hostage situation turns deadly as a former government agent seeks revenge on Cutler and members of the Detroit S.W.A.T. team. “It’s exciting to bring an iconic TV show to life,” said executive producer Scott Putman. “The film is going to be gritty, edgy, and suspenseful. I used to watch the TV series when I was a kid, and I couldn’t be more excited to help carry on the name.”At press time, a release date for S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight was not available.