Chance the Rapper developing ‘Hope,’ a musical movie set in Chicago
Though music is his forte, Chance the Rapper has been known to dabble in the visual arts. From the Vice original short Mr. Happy to his recent work in the A24 film Slice, the Chicago artist consistently shows his aptitude for the big screen. Taking his talents behind the scenes this time, it has just been announced that Chance the Rapper will serve as one of the lead producers in the upcoming movie-musical, Hope.
Following a group of teenagers who turn to art for activism in Chicago, the movie will be soundtracked by Chance’s longtime collaborator Nico Segal (formerly known as Donnie Trumpet and member of the Social Experiment). Though no release date has been announced, Chance will be partnering with a team of writers, producer, and directors who have had a hand in Straight Outta Compton, Empire, and The Leftovers, as well as manager Pat Corcoran. With such a strong concept and team, Hope is set to be a film with the soul and creativity that permeates all of Chance the Rapper’s work.