Paramount Pictures and BBC Films have announced that Rapman’s BLUE STORY will be getting made into its very own full-length feature film later this year.
Rapman blew up off the back of the ground-breaking music and short film trilogies, which resulted in viral sensation Shiro’s Story. Shiro’s Story, set to his original music and lyrics, features a gripping storyline of two friends driven apart by London’s violent gang culture in South London. The original series was huge, and Rapman went on to get signed to JAY-Z’s Roc Nation.
As well as his usual involvement via narration and rap, Rapman has assembled a contemporary ensemble cast of up and coming talent, which includes: Stephen Odubola (The Legend Of Tarzan), Micheal Ward (The A-List), Khali Best (Eastenders, Endeavour and Shiro’s Story Pt 2), Max Fincham (Pokemon Detective Pikachu, The Alienist), Kadeem Ramsay (Sex Education, My Brother The Devil), Karla-Simone Spence (Wannabe) and Eric Kofi-Abrefa (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Fury). Junior Afolabi Salokun and Micaiah Lewis will make their feature film debuts.
BLUE STORY is a tragic tale of a friendship between Timmy and Marco, two young boys from opposing postcodes. BLUE STORY will take Rapman’s own personal experiences and aspects of his childhood and converts them into a compelling feature film for the big screen.
Rapman, BLUE STORY’s writer, director, narrator and exec producer said: “It’s a dream come true to be making my first feature film with Paramount and BBC Films, they believe in the story as much as I do I can’t wait for the world to see it.”
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