Chance The Rapper’s movie profession is choosing up steam. According to Deadline, the Grammy Award winner is working with MGM Studios to create a film musical titled Hope.

Hope tells the story of “a gaggle of Chicago youngsters that band collectively to show artwork into motion inside their group.”

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Original music for the movie will likely be created and curated by Chance’s frequent collaborator Nico Segal. Carlito Rodriguez, the previous editor-in-chief of The Source and a author for FOX’s hit sequence Empire, is ready to pen the screenplay.

Chance will function a producer alongside Scott Bernstein, who produced the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Chance’s supervisor Pat Corcoran and his Haight Films firm are additionally hooked up to the movie.

“From day one, our mission at Haight Films has been to use Haight Brand’s artist-first and Chicago-proud ideology to the movie house,” Corcoran mentioned in an announcement to Deadline. “We are extremely excited to be working alongside Chance, MGM and Scott Bernstein to convey this imaginative and prescient to life.”

Chance made his first enterprise into the film business earlier this 12 months when he starred within the horror movie Slice. He additionally landed a voice appearing position in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls 2, which is scheduled to be launched in 2020.

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