Azealia Banks is set to take her talents to the big screen.
The artiste will be the star of a new Lionsgate/Codeblack Films motion picture film titled Coco.
The movie is set to be produced by Paul Hall and directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA.
“I’m extremely excited and vigorously inspired to be working with Azealia Banks in my new directorial installment,” Rza said.
“Producer Paul Hall and I have assembled a cool and eclectic cast to surround Azealia. Our story, which is set in today’s contemporary youth culture, will bring a new voice to cinema that needs to be heard.”
Banks will play a fiery 20-something female rapper named Coco. Set in Brooklyn, the film documents her struggles in pursuing a career in hip-hop, while also attempting to fulfill her parent’s expectations of finishing college. Having returned to school, Coco soon discovers the vivid world and ultimate power of the spoken word, where she finds her one true voice and an unlikely love in the classroom.