'The After Party', Netflix's Hip-Hop Movie Starring Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and Teyana Taylor Kicks Off Production
Def Pictures, WorldStar Hip Hop, Hunting Lane Films and Live Nation Production have all teamed up for Netflix's new comedy called 'The After Party.' Principal photography on the film has already begun, with Ian Edelman writing and serving behind the lens. This is the first scripted project for Live Nation Productions.
The movie tells the story of two best friends about their last night together. They have to achieve a record deal before one of them is going to college and the other leaves for service in the military.
During a wild night, lots of things will happen before the sun comes up and these two long-life friends have either succeeded with their deal, or they must go separate ways.
Even if the movie's story takes place during this one wild night; it is expected to shoot for six long weeks in New York including on location at The Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field in Queens.
The movie will also feature a live concert at the Gramercy Theater.
'The After Party' is expected to be released sometime during the next year.
According to Deadline, Lee Q O'Denat, the late founder of Worldstar Hip Hop, reportedly 'was inspired to develop the idea because of his love of such classic coming-of-age films 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' and 'American Graffiti.''
The project is produced by Russell Simmons together with Jake Stein, Jamie Patricof, Heather Parry, Trevor Engelson, Doug Banker and O'Denat.
Michael Rapino, Katie McNeill and Jonathan Montepare are the movie's executive producers.
'The After Party' will feature Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Teyana Taylor, Kyle Harvey (better known for his stage name KYLE), Blair Underwood, Jordan Rock, Harrison Holzer ('Better Living Through Chemistry', 'Sex Tape') and Shelley Hennig ('Teen Wolf'). It will also feature various cameos from the world of rap, hip-hop, and comedy as well. We can't wait to see it!