The film is titled The Land, and is written by Steve Caple Jr. and Lizzie Friedman. Caple Jr., who Nas previously doted on, also helped in directing the film.
“[I’m a] huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr. I think he can become the next great filmmaker. [I’m] also, very excited to be working with my former agent and friend Charles King on his first film with his new venture. All great energy around the film, which I believe will yield amazing results,” Nas said while speaking with Variety.
The Land focuses on four teenagers in Cleveland, Ohio who are in search of a better life. Both Erykah Badu and Michael K. Williams will lend their acting talents for the film.
The Land is slated to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, next month.