Rapper Vince Staples Lands First Lead Role in Punk (Exclusive)

Rapper Vince Staples Lands First Lead Role in \Punk\ (Exclusive)

Vince Staples to Star in New Movie Punk

Vince Staples — the Long Beach rapper whose music has been featured in projects such as Creed, Atlanta and Marvel's Black Panther — has set his sights on a role in front of the camera.

Staples is attached to lead indie feature Punk from Brian Kavanaugh-Jones' Automatik and writer-director Richard Hughes.

The feature centers on Peter (Staples), who, after receiving a disheartening rejection letter, takes off on a road trip with a group of free spirits. He soon discovers they are a band of bank robbers headed by a modern-day Robin Hood who is also on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Kavanugh-Jones will produce the movie, along with Braden Aftergood (Hell or High Water, Wind River) and his Eighty Two Films banner.

Staples made his acting debut in a minor role in Rick Famuyiwa's Dope. He is repped by WME. 

Hughes, who is also repped by WME, is an award-winning commercial director from Australia. Punk will be his feature directorial debut.

Vince Staples — the Long Beach rapper whose music has been featured in projects like Creed, Atlanta and Marvel’s Black Panther — has set his sights on a role in front of the camera.

Staples is attached to lead indie feature Punk from Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik and writer-director Richard Hughes.

The feature centers on Peter (Staples) who, after receiving a disheartening rejection letter, takes off on a road trip with a group of seemingly free spirits. He soon discovers they are a band of bank robbers headed by a modern-day Robin Hood who is also on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

Kavanugh-Jones will produce the movie, along with Braden Aftergood (Hell Or High Water, Wind River) and his Eighty Two Films banner.

Hughes, who is also repped by WME, is an award-winning commercial director from Australia. Punk will be his feature directorial debut.


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