After releasing his Juice mixtape, Soulja Boy announced that he will also be channeling his inner Tupac Shakur, starring in a remake of the classic film of the same name.
In an interview with Vibe.com, the Superman rapper said: “Basically, it’s your boy Soulja and I’m Bishop in 2011, running around in the streets, man. You know how the movie goes, but we’re flipping it and shooting in Atlanta. I want to show these people my acting side and me being creative—always giving them something new; that’s all. I got same video director that shot ‘Crank That,’ ‘Kiss Me Through the Phone,’ ‘Turn My Swag On’—my most successful videos. The whole mixtape is the soundtrack for the movie.”
On the subject of co-stars, Soulja Boy continues: “Actually Cam’Ron reached out to get in the movie. Some of the original actors that were in the original reached out too. We’re in pre-production right now.”
The violent coming-of-age story begins filming April 28.