Variety reports that hip hop artist Nas is executive producing The Land, an indie-drama starring Erykah Badu and The Wire’s Michael K. Williams.
The film follows four teenage boys in their attempt to escape the streets of Cleveland, Ohio by pursuing their dream of professional skateboarding. Their plight, however, is jeopardized when the local drug Queen-pin impedes, threatening their brotherhood.
The cast also includes rapper Machine Gun Kelly, Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates, Under The Dome’s Natalie Martinez, Life Unexpected’s Rafi Gavron, The Middle’s Moises Arias, and newcomers Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Ezri Walker.
In addition to executive producing the film, Nas is helping produce its soundtrack, which will presumably include Badu. Nas and Badu recently co-headlined a Live Nation concert back in August.
The film was written and directed by Steve Caple Jr. and Lizzie Friedman and will premiere at next month’s Sundance Film Festival.