Nia Long will not lose. Just a few weeks after ABC announced it was canceling Uncle Buck (after a single season) the 45-year-old beauty popped up on Roxanne Shanté’s Instagram page and revealed that she’ll be playing the mother of the Hip-Hop legend in the biopic to the Queens rapper life, Roxanne Roxanne.
Shanté couldn’t contain her delight about Long’s role in the movie stating, “When your sister Nia Long is playing your Mama MissPeggy in the 80’s You can only feel so honored and so so blessed. #roxanneroxanne The Movie The Roxanne Shante story#plzbelieveit.”
The movie is being produced by Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker and is currently filming in the borough that The Bridge built.
Needless to say we cannot wait to relive the legendary “Roxanne Wars” and revel in all that glorious Hip-Hop nostalgia.
Roxanne Roxanne is slated for a 2017 release.