Chance the Rapper Shares a 'Slice' of His New Werewolf Film: Watch
The secret project was shot over the summer in Chicago.
Chance the Rapper will star in a new film for A24 called Slice.
The pic quietly shot over the summer in Chicago. It takes place in a mysterious city, and centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys.
A24, which has the critically acclaimed coming-of-age film Moonlight currently in theaters, plans to release Slice in the second half of 2017. It was written by Chance's frequent collaborator, Austin Vesely, who directed the music videos for the rapper's "Sunday Candy" and "Angels."
In an interview last year, Vesely told Red Eye Chicago that Chance plays a werewolf named Dax Lycander who is a former Chinese food delivery driver.
"Basically, these murders start happening and they hearken back to an incident that happened with him years before, and they arouse the town’s suspicions," he said.
Chance rose to fame after the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap, the follow-up to his first mixtape Ten Day, which he recorded during a suspension while still in high school. Earlier this year, the 23-year-old hip-hop artist from Chicago, who famously refuses to sign with a music label despite offers, released his third mixtape Coloring Book to critical and commercial success.
He previously starred in a short, titled Mr. Happy, for Vice. Slice will be his feature film debut.
Chance shared a quick teaser of the film on Monday (Oct. 31) Check it out here:
Chance the Rapper is repped by CAA.
The Hollywood Reporter contributed to this article.