YouTube Red Acquires Nick Cannon’s ‘King of the Dancehall’ Starring Busta Rhymes
Nick Cannon has partnered with YouTube Red, the streamer's $10-per-month subscription service, to release musical drama King of the Dancehall.
Nick Cannon not only stars in King of The Dancehall he also wrote, directed, and executive produced the film. The film premiered earlier this year at the Toronto Film Festival and stars Whoopi Goldberg, Busta Rhymes, Louis Gossett Jr., Kreesha Turner and Kimberly Patterson.
In the film, Nick plays a Brooklynite who moves to Jamaica and falls for a local girl who introduces him to the world of Jamaican dancehall.
"This film invites viewers into a vibrant yet little-known world outside of the Caribbean, the Jamaican dancehall," Cannon said of the film. "We assembled an amazing cast, mixed documentary footage from real-life dancehall scenes, and collaborated with music legends to bring King of the Dancehall to life."
When asked about partnering with Nick Cannon, Susanne Daniels the global head of original content at YouTube stated that she was excited about the partnership.
"Whether he's acting, producing or hosting, he has an undeniable ability to make a connection with the audience and keep them captivated," Daniels said. "We know our audience, especially the millions of music and dance fans, will be excited to see him back in a lead role. This drama has all the right elements to be incredibly popular on YouTube."
The release date has not been made public for King of the Dancehall, but it is expected to arrive later in 2017.