Rapper DMX has just signed on to join the cast of the indie film “Pimp,” according to Deadline. The story is written and directed by Christine Crokos and follows the hustle and dangers that women face working in the illegal sex trade in New York.
The film is essentially a love story that revolves around a female pimp (Keke Palmer) and her girlfriend (Haley Ramm), who dream of a better life and getting out of the situation they are in. There are no additional details on DMX’s role. However, Crokos is working closely with “a man of the cloth in the community who is trying to get kids out of the circle of gun violence that plagues the area.”
Aunjanue Ellis, Vanessa Morgan and Edi Gathegi round out the female-led cast. “Pimp” is being produced by Alexis Varouxakis of 1821 Pictures and Adrenaline Entertainment, Victoria Bousis and Charlie Dibe.
“This movie is quite unique,” Varouxakis told Deadline. “The writer-director is a woman. All the lead characters are women and at it’s core it is a love story, but it takes place in a harsh world where women have to hustle to survive. We have never seen a woman pimp before with a girlfriend.”
Filming is currently underway in the “heart of the Bronx.”