by Samantha Denäe
The girl everyone loves to hate is making her acting debut in a film directed by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA and is adding another check to her bank account!
Rapper Azealia Banks has reportedly landed a role in the new film, It Doesn’t Have to Rhyme, which is a musical drama that will also star Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black).
Per The Hollywood Reporter:
Described as being similar in tone to “8 Mile,” the drama tells of a female rapper (Banks) who enrolls in college and enters a poetry course. While the class doesn’t improve her lyrical skills, as she had hoped, it does unleash in her a passion for slam poetry.
Scott is playing a professor who believes that rapping and slam poetry cannot co-exist, while Toussaint is playing Banks’ character’s mother. Common will play a mentor figure.
Sounds like it could be a really good film, RZA is extremely talented and creative – not to mention the acting roles he’s been able to land like in American Gangster alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. The jury is still out on Azealia since this is her first acting role but I’m sure since she’s starring alongside veteran actors Common, Jill, and Lorraine that she’ll get some tips from them.
Filming is scheduled to begin in New York this week.
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