Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Cardi B and Gucci Mane Film Projects in the Works; Future to Co-Produce ‘Superfly’ Remake

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Cardi B, Gucci Mane (c) and Future
Cardi B, Gucci Mane (c) and Future – Getty Images

*Rappers Cardi B, Gucci Mane and Future are each making separate money moves on the big screen.

TMZ is reporting that Cardi B just inked her first movie deal, but further details on the film are unknown.

We’re told the “Bartier Cardi” singer begins filming in March, so seeing her on the silver screen might happen sooner than you think.

No word what the film’s called or how much she’s getting for it, but it must be a ton. One source told us … because of filming, Cardi’s had to turn down other gigs in March that would’ve made her between $100k-$200k. Translation … although we don’t know how much she’ll make on the movie, it’s not gonna be pocket change.

Meanwhile, Gucci Mane announced on Twitter that he plans to release a biopic based on his memoir The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, which was released in September.

“#TheAutoBiographyOfGuccimane is coming to a theatre near you,” the rapper tweeted. He revealed that he’d be directing the film and added the hashtag #1017Films, suggesting that Gucci may also be launching a film company in the future.

The upcoming biopic won’t be his first foray into the film world. The Atlanta rapper previously tweeted plans to turn his latest album “El Gato: The Human Glacier” into a movie as well.

Also Billboard is reporting that Future has signed on to co-produce Sony’s remake of the 1972 film “Superfly,” Deadline reports.

The remake will be helmed by Director X, who has worked on music videos for such artists as Drake, Usher, Justin Bieber and more. The film will also star Trevor Jackson (Grown-ish, Burning Sands) as Youngblood Priest and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton, The Chi) as Eddie.

Future will co-produce alongside Joel Silver, known mostly for producing movies like “Lethal Weapon” and “The Matrix” trilogy.

On Tuesday (Jan. 16), Director X posted a photo of what appears to be the film’s cast announcing that he’ll be directing the remake. Future, Jackson and Mitchell are pictured in the photo, as well as 21 Savage and music producer Zaytoven.

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“When I went back and watched the original, I was struck by how relevant the themes are,” Director X told Deadline. “The pursuit of the American Dream is eternal — everyone’s always on the hustle, because you’ve got to be… and Superfly is about pulling off the ultimate hustle to get out of the game. Our goal is to make it modern — to make a movie where the style, the art direction, the camera movements are all part of what makes the movie Superfly. With this film, my goal is to honor the lineage of an iconic title that the community has loved for decades.”

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