Congrats are in order for Rapman!
The British rapper, who shot to fame following the release of his critically-acclaimed YouTube series Shiro’s Story, has announced that he is embarking on his first feature film: Blue Story.
Based on his short video trilogy of the same name, the story follows Timmy and Marco, two young boys from opposing postcodes that quickly form a firm friendship that is tested when they wind up on rival sides of a street war. The movie will shoot on location in South London.
BBC Films developed and co-financed the project, which was picked up for worldwide distribution by Paramount.
Damian Jones of DJ Films and Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor of Joi Productions will produce with Charles Moore and Paul Grindey of Viewfinder and Rose Garnett and Eva Yates of BBC Films exec producing, along with Rapman.
Speaking on the project, Rapman, who also recently signed a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, said:
“It’s a dream come true to be making my first feature film with Paramount and BBC Films. They believe in the story as much as I do, I can’t wait for the world to see it.”