Chance the Rapper Is Developing a Movie Musical

He's also set to judge a new Netflix hip-hop competition show
Chance the Rapper Is Developing a Movie Musical
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Having already acted in his first starring role earlier this year, Chance the Rapper is now at work developing a new movie musical.

Titled Hope, the film is said to follow "a group of Chicago teenagers that band together to turn art into action within their community."

Frequent Chance collaborator Nico Segal (f.k.a. Donnie Trumpet) will oversee original music written for the feature, while Empire writer Carlito Rodriguez has been tasked to write the screenplay.

Chance's manager Pat Corcoran is also tied to the project through his Haight Films, in addition to Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein. The rights to the project are owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM).

Chance has also lined up screen time in 2019 as part of a forthcoming hip-hop competition series titled Rhythm + Flow. Set to premiere on Netflix next fall, the show will find Chance, Cardi B and T.I. judging contestants in a "search for the next breakout hip-hop star."

Auditions to be on the series will be held in Atlanta, Chicago and New York. You can learn more here.