Teyana Taylor, KYLE & Blair Underwood will also be starring in "The After Party."
Over the years, Netflix has not only been a powerhouse of original programs, they've also proved to have a diverse catalog of movies and television shows to appeal to anyone and everyone. Netflix is now gearing up for a new original comedy with a heavy hip hop angle. Def Pictures, WorldStar HipHop, Live Nation Productions and Hunting Films have teamed up for "The After Party" starring Wiz Khalifa, KYLE, French Montana and Teyana Taylor.
"The After Party" is a coming-of-age story with a music business theme. According to Deadline, the film revolves around two friends who are on a mission to land a record deal before one of the friends heads to college and the other to the military. Over the course of a night, the two embark on a crazy adventure which will ultimately determine whether they succeed on their journey.
The principal photography for the movie already took place and they've confirmed that the movie will be shot over the course of six week in New York. They already began production on September 17th and have shot portions of the film at Meadows Music and Arts Festival at the Citi Field in Queens. Other shots that have been confirmed will be a live concert shot at Gramercy Theatre.
The movie was written and directed by Ian Edelman, who's the same person who wrote the script for "How To Make It In America" and the film will be produced by Russell Simmons. It'll serve as the first scripted film under Live Nations Productions. Alongside Wiz, Taylor, French and Kyle, they'll be joined by other cast members Blair Underwood, Jordan Rock, Harrison Holzer and Shelley Hennig. It's also reported that the film will be filled with many notable cameos.
The idea for the movie was initially created by WorldStarHipHop's late founder, Q. He was a fan of coming-of-age movies but he wanted to add a hip hop spin to it. In the film announcement, it says that Q was "inspired to develop the idea because of his love of classic films like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and American Graffiti."
While they've already began shooting the movie, it's currently slated for a 2018 release.