Your favorite Twitter personality Azealia Banks just landed the lead role in her first feature film.

Coco is an 8 Mile style movie thatā€™s directed by RZA and set in Brooklyn. The cast also includes Jill Scott, Common and Lorraine Toussaint (who plays Vee on Orange Is the New Black).

Deadline reports:

In the Brooklyn-set drama, Banks plays an aspiring twentysomething rapper who wants a career in hip-hop but is torn by her parentsā€™ dreams that she finish college. She gives in. While matriculating, she finds herself in the classroom; she experiences the true calling of the power of the spoken word, which helps her goals as a hip-hop artist. It has a bit of 8 Mile edge to it.

ā€œA bit of an 8 Mile edge to it,ā€ as in, itā€™s about rap.

And if this is shot in Brooklyn, we may soon be seeing Banks and company roaming the borough. Common can stay with me if he needs a place.


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