Meek Mill to Star in New '12 O'Clock Boys' Film Adaptation
Meek Mill is set to make his studio feature film debut, Billboard confirms.
Deadline initially reported that the Philly rapper notched a role in the Angel Manuel Soto-directed 12 O'Clock Boys. The silver screen project is adapted from Lotfy Nathan's 2013 documentary that followed around a community of bikers in the Baltimore area.
The 31-year-old will reportedly star alongside Teyonah Parris, Jahi Winston, and Will Catlett, and has been cast in the role of a rugged biker gang leader, which is known around Baltimore as the Midnight Clique. The motion picture is produced in combination by Sony and Overbrook Entertainment.
Outside of his new flick endeavor, Mill is putting the finishing touches on his first full length LP since being released from prison on bail in April. Prior to being honored at the 2018 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players event (Sept. 28), Meek revealed that his album would be dropping "real soon, like in a matter of weeks." In terms of staying true to his fight for social change, Meek partnered up with PUMA alongside WNBA star Skylar Diggins and former Olympian Tommie Smith in Atlanta to push reform in areas of universal equality, criminal justice reform, and gender equality.