Chance the Rapper shot a secret feature film this summer
Chance the Rapper has had a busy year. Not only did he release his critically acclaimed mixtape Coloring Book, but he also took the summer to film a movie that will hit theaters next year.
A24, the studio behind Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, announced Monday that it’s planning a 2017 theatrical release for a feature film called Slice, starring Chance. Austin Vesely wrote and directed the film, which he shot in Chicago over the summer, and according to A24, Slice “takes place in a mysterious city and centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys.”
Vesely spoke to Redeye Chicago about his plans for the film last year, where he revealed that Chance has a supernatural starring role as someone called “Dax Lycander.”
“He is actually a werewolf who is a former Chinese food delivery driver,” Vesely said at the time. “Basically, these murders start happening and they hearken back to an incident that happened with him years before, and they arouse the town’s suspicions.”
Chance also shared a short teaser clip for the film on Twitter, adding, “Starring Me the Actor.”
There’s no set release date yet, but A24 plans to release Slice in the second half of 2017.