Black-ish star Anthony Anderson has joined Netflix’s Beats, a coming of age drama about Chicago’s South Side hip-hop scene.
Deadline reports that Anderson will play a disgraced music manager whose path collides with a 17-year-old musical prodigy played by newcomer Khalil Everage. The unlikely duo must come together to free each other from the demons of their pasts. The film will also feature both rising and established Chicago-based hip-hop producers and artists, including original music from Young Chop.
Chicago rapper, Dreezy, is set to co-star as well, alongside Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Paul Walter Hauser and hip-hop artist Dave East.
The pic, from Global Road Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment, just began filming with ATL and The New Edition Story director Chris Robinson helming an original script from Miles Orion Feldsott.
Beats is set to be released on Netflix in 2019.