Ice-T stars as a ruthless gangster in the prohibition-era thriller, “Bootleggers,” which apparently has a supernatural twist. This time around, the rapper turned actor (and sometimes rapper) goes up against a crooked cop played by Michael McFadden.
The synopsis reads, “In 1933, Prohibition has proven a booming enterprise, where average citizens break the law, hide in the shadows and operate at night. The lust for alcohol has even lined the pockets of corrupt cops like Jack Malone (Michael Mc Fadden). He collects a ‘luxury tax’ from every bootlegger and scofflaw in the small community he has sworn to protect. While shaking down the newest speakeasy in the local underground, Jack uncovers a clan of vampires hell bent on taking over the town. Now Chesterfield (Ice-T), an ancient vampire and his horde must hide their secret at any cost. The bloody result leaves several killed and others trapped, facing a fate worse than death. With no where else to turn, Jack joins forces with a busboy and crazy preacher to save the innocent and make a final stand against Chesterfield and his vampires.”
Whether it will be as memorable as Ice’s role as Scotty Appleton in New Jack City remains to be seen. Check out the trailer above.