In surprise news, A24 announced today that it has produced and will release “Slice,” an upcoming film starring Chance the Rapper. “Slice,” which was covertly shot in Chicago over the summer, “takes place in mysterious city, and centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys.” Watch the teaser below.
Whether that premise is meant to lend itself to comedy, drama or both is currently unknown. The secret-until-now project was written and directed by Austin Vesely, a frequent collaborator of Chance — the two have made a number of music videos together. “Slice” will mark the rapper’s feature debut.
A24’s recent releases include “Moonlight,” “American Honey,” “Swiss Army Man,” “The Lobster” and “The Witch.” The company plans to release “Slice” sometime in the second half of 2017.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) October 31, 2016