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Young Thug to star in, executive produce, and soundtrack ‘musical dramedy’

Throw It Back will see the rapper star across from Shahadi Wright Joseph, of Jordan Peele’s Us

Young Thug has joined the cast for Throw It Back, a new “musical dramedy” about an overlooked high school senior who battles for a spot on her school’s renowned dance team, after it’s picked to feature in a music video by a “controversial superstar Miami rapper”.

Presumably portraying the rapper in question, Young Thug will star across from Shahadi Wright Joseph (AKA the daughter of Lupita Nyong’o’s character, and her terrifying doppelgänger, in Jordan Peele’s Us). 

The rapper will also serve as an executive producer on the project, and oversee the soundtrack, which, in line with the plot, is said to consist of “southern hip hop and HBCU collegiate band rhythms”.

Filmmaker Shadae Lamar Smith will direct Throw It Back, and penned the script alongside Rochée Jeffrey. Paul Feig and Tiffany Haddish are on board to produce, meanwhile, via their respective production companies, Feigco Entertainment and She Ready Productions. Haddish will also make an appearance in the film.

Young Thug recently featured on Doja Cat’s latest record, Planet Her, and released the compilation album Slime Language 2 earlier this year. His last solo album, So Much Fun, arrived back in 2019.