Just two weeks after the news that Migos rapper Offset is making his feature-length film debut in STXfilms’ American Sole, another big name artist is set to do the same. As first revealed by Deadline, Billboard Music Award winner Bad Bunny will join the film’s cast in a supporting role.
Bad Bunny burst onto the music scene following the release of his breakthrough single “Soy Peor” in late 2016. Afterward, collaborations with Cardi B and Drake thrust him further into the mainstream. After an appearance during the Super Bowl LIV halftime show alongside Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, his album YHLQMDLG became the highest-charting all-Spanish album ever on the US Billboard 200 Chart.
In a statement accompanying the initial report, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group, Adam Fogelson, expresses his excitement about the latest addition.
“We’re tremendously excited by the way the cast is coming together and thrilled to have Bad Bunny joining this film,” said Fogelson. “As an actor, he’ll provide not only incredible entertainment value but real authenticity to his role.”
The film will be directed by 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. The film is a high-stakes dramedy taking place 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 as a shady investor quickly turns their dreams into nightmares.
Riverdale star Camila Mendes will also co-star in the film as its female lead. 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.
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