Coco

Azealia BanksRelease Date:  3/11/16 (In Theaters; Limited)
Genre:   Drama
Rating: NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio(s):  Codeblack Films, Lionsgate, Spoken Productions.
Director:  RZA

Cast:  Common (Coltrane), Azealia Banks (Coco), John David Washington (Mahlik), Hana Mae Lee (Julie), Lorraine Toussaint (Nichelle), Jill Scott (Professor Dixon).

Story:  Coco (Azealia Banks) dreams of pursuing a hip-hop career, but is persuaded by her parents to finish college. In a poetry class, she is transfixed by “the power of the spoken word,” developing a verbal strength that ends up propelling her toward her rap goals.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Scott will play a “a professor who believes that rapping and slam poetry cannot co-exist;” Toussaint will reportedly play Coco’s mother, and Common will appear as a “mentor figure.”

Source:  Rolling Stone; Photo Source:  Billboard/Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images.

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