“Cee Lo Green [is] playing my pops in the film,” said Rae. “Cee Lo is gon’ play Raekwon’s ol’ dad! […] [He’s] a good friend of mine. When I called him and told him about it he was just overwhelmed. He’s just one out of the greats that’s gonna be on the project.”
The Gnarls Barkley member joins a cast that already includes The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, who will play a younger version of the Staten Island, New York native. As for distribution, Rae is looking for a nationwide in movie theaters through a possible deal with Lions Gate.
“We’re definitely going for the theaters,” he continued. “The people that are gonna be involved with it definitely feel like it’s a great picture, and there’s a definite possibility it’s a Lions Gate film.”