Already considered one of Hip-Hop’s rising star’s, Meek Mill is looking to make an impact in film, too. The Maybach Music Group rapper’s song “Tony Story” is being adapted into a film that will be produced by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit.
Deadline reports that Flavor Unit Entertainment (Latifah and longtime business partner Shakim Compere) is teaming up with Meek Mill and James Lindsay of Dream Chasers Films to produce a film called The Tony Story. The Philadelphia rapper had a song called “Tony Story” featured on his Dreamchasers mixtape back in 2011 as well as a sequel called “Tony Story (Pt. 2)” that appeared on his debut album, Dreams and Nighmares, which dropped in October, 2012.
Mill is set to star in the film, which is “a fictional American crime drama influenced by Mill’s experiences growing up hard in Philadelphia,” per Deadline’s report.
The script for The Tony Story is being penned by Carlito Rodriguez, a well respected Hip-Hop journalist, writer and one time Editor In Chief of The Source magazine. Hip-Hop heads will also approve of the film’s director, Cess Silvera, who was the man behind the lens of the cult classic Shottas.
Despite the good news, tragedy recently struck Meek Mill’s camp. Up and coming Louisiana rapper Lil Snupe, who signed to Mill’s Dreamchasers label last year, was murdered about a week ago.