Fresh off the release of his critically acclaimed new film The King of Staten Island, Pete Davidson lines up yet another big-screen role. This time, however, he’ll team with another up-and-coming star swiftly rising the Hollywood ranks. As first reported by Deadline, Davidson will team with O’Shea Jackson Jr. for a dramatic comedy titled American Sole.
The film will be directed How To Make It In America creator Ian Edelman. Moreover, the feature will benefit behind the camera from Kevin Hart and NBA star Chris Paul as executive producers. Per the initial report, the film will be a high-stakes dramedy set in the world of after-market sneakers, a fast-growing area in the consistently popular world of streetwear. The plot follows Davidson and Jackson as they attempt to navigate their mountain of college debt. The adventure leads them to the sneaker reselling market to make some quick cash. However, their young business hits a bump in the road and a shady investor quickly turns their dreams to nightmares.
STX Entertainment will finance and produce the picture. Following the overwhelming success of 2019’s Hustlers, the production company continues to tell relatable stories for new audiences to grasp on to. In a statement to Deadline, 10× NBA All-Star Chris Paul expressed his excitement for the project.
“American Sole is a story about the highly exciting, very profitable sneaker industry and the secondary sneaker market. With my own personal passion for sneakers and the culture that drives it, I’m excited to be a part of telling this entertaining story,” said Paul.
In addition to his latest release, Davidson will also appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Moreover, the actor will voice the titular character in the latest Marmaduke adaptation. The King of Staten Island received favorable reviews with Full Circle’s very own Derek Flores calling it “a funny, dramatic, and heartwarming movie that arguably shows Apatow and Davidson at their finest.” Moreover, O’Shea Jackson Jr. continues to create a legacy for himself and step out of his famous father’s shadow. His filmography includes scene-stealing roles in films like Just Mercy and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Up next, the star will appear in the Apple TV+ series Swagger!.
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