Erykah Badu hosted an #AskBadu forum on Twitter today [Monday, December 7] using Periscope, and during that time Variety reported Nas is set to both executive produce her new film and handle the production duties for the soundtrack.

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Indie drama The Land will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. As reported, Steve Caple Jr. wrote and directed the film alongside Lizzie Friedman. The story behind the film is it features four teenage boys who dedicate their summer to pursue skateboarding professionally, and what ensues is all sorts of local drug-related drama that puts them to the test.

The film is to star Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Michael K. Williams, Kim Coates, Machine Gun Kelly, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Ezri Walker and Erykah Badu.


“[I’m a] huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr. I think he can become the next great filmmaker,” said Nas in a statement. “[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.”