*Morocco Vaughn has made a name for himself over the years for his stellar music videos produced for chart-topping talents like Kanye West, French Montana, Waka Flocka Flame and Snoop Dogg. However, the Chicago native is now looking to make his mark on the big screen with his film debut, “Mollywood,” scheduled for release on June 4.
The psycho thriller, adapted from a screenplay written by Ken Hoyd, showcases first time actor and rapper Waka Flocka Flame, who also curated the soundtrack for the film. Other names are Emmy Award Winning TV Personality Billy Dec, Hip Hop producer London on Da Track, Lesile Lopez, Micah Fitzgerald, Vinicius Machado and Black Ink Crew Chicago star Charmaine Johnise.
“This movie was a fun one to shoot,” said Vaughn. “I had worked with Waka on previous projects and the opportunity came for a film so I asked him to be a part of it. He instantly agreed. He brought a lot to the cast, which is very diverse. The talent is from everywhere. We have African American, White, Filipino and also Brazilian. There is a lot of flavor in this movie.”
Mollywood was shot in both Atlanta and Chicago, and follows a serial killer (Fitzgerald) who disguises himself as a drug dealer in order to provide EDM partygoers with their desired drugs before killing them. During the movie, the serial killer is traced by a detective (Machado) determined to bring him down. The film is certainly not for the faint of heart, with intense scenes that are likely to have viewers on the edge of their seats.
Distributed by Momentum Pictures, an Entertainment One company, Mollywood is expected to surprise many with its story-line, action and delivery from a cast of rising but extremely talented actors. Movie goers will have the opportunity to view the movie ahead of the release date at exclusive screenings in Atlanta on May 30th and Chicago on June 2nd.
“I believe I bring something unique to the film industry with my background directing high caliber music videos. I am excited to see the response from this movie. But, this is only the beginning, expect a lot more from me,” Vaughn said.
Mollywood will be released on digital and On Demand. For more information on the movie, visit www.mollywoodthemovie.com. Also, follow filmmaker Morocco Vaughn on Instagram at @morocco_the_great. Watch the official trailer here: