Last time I wrote about this was in February when it was announced that it had been sold to distributor Grindstone Entertainment/Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
And as I learned today, an official release date has been set, and Lionsgate has released a new release trailer for it, which I embedded below.
Michael Pinckney’s feature film debut, executive-produced by Spike Lee by the way, is titled You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You, and stars Michael K. Williams, Michael Mosley, Chance Kelly, Julito McCullum, James McDaniel and others.
It’s been a long road for the project, being initially announced in 2007. We’ve been tracking it since we first profiled it in 2010, and I’m sure all involved are glad that it’s finally now on its way to commercial availability via DVD.
An indie crime drama, the film’s synopsis reads:
Set in the perilous world of the Hip Hop industry. Music and murder and collide as a serial killer with an appetite for some of Hip Hops biggest stars is on the loose. Two New York homicide detectives are thrown into a world they know nothing about in hopes to nab the killer. With a multitude of leads and only lyrical epitaphs as clues the detectives go deep into the world of Hip Hop in search of the killer or killers. In it the find a cast of characters, all who could benefit from the murders. At the center of the investigation is Manchild, a rap star who is enjoying a meteoric rise to fame but beginning to question the madness in the industry and the shallowness of those around him. When an attempt is made on his life, he fears he’s next on the killers list. The surprise ending comes to a climax as the detectives are hot on the killers trail and discover that the killer is not who they thought it was.
Lionsgate will release the film on DVD on July 10th. I’d expect it’ll eventually be available on VOD as well.
An official DVD release trailer was cut together, and it’s embedded below, so watch (full DVD cover art underneath):