Veteran actor Blair Underwood and “Fade” muse Teyana Taylor are set to star in the Netflix film The After Party, a coming-of-age comedy sure to keep you laughing next year.
The new movie will also feature stars hip-hop stars French Montana and Wiz Khalifa, as well as Jordan Rock, Harrison Holzer (Sex Tape) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf), according to TheJasmineBrand.
The Russell Simmons-produced project centers around two best friends spending their last night together trying to get a record deal before one moves on to college and the other enlists in the military.
Co-producers include Jake Stein, Jamie Patricof, Heather Parry, Trevor Engelson, Doug Banker and the late Worldstar Hip Hop founder, Lee “Q” O’Denat.
In fact, Q was the main voice behind the film, inspired to develop the idea because of his love of such classic coming-of-age films as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and American Graffiti.
Filming began this month in New York City.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.