Meek Mill to Star in ‘Tony Story’ Film Adaptation
Rapper Meek Mill can add actor and producer to his resume now that his urban novel, ‘Tony Story,’ will be adapted to the big screen.
According to MTV News, Flavor Unit Entertainment, which is owned by Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere, has acquired the rights to the Philly rapper’s book and will produce the movie in conjunction with Mill’s Dream Chaser Films company.
The fictional crime drama centers on two brothers and the life and death struggles they encounter hustling on the gritty streets of Philadelphia. Meek will star in the movie.
“I’m particularly excited about this project as Shakim and I are huge fans of Meek Mill and his work,” said Queen Latifah in a statement. “It’s a great partnership and we look forward to being involved in the telling of this story.”
The script is being penned by hip-hop journalist Carlito Rodriguez. In addition, filmmaker Cess Silvera, who helmed the 2002 cult flick ‘Shottas’ starring Wyclef Jean, is on board to direct.
Congratulations to Meek Mill on his new movie project.