Steph Barnes
September 09, 2017 12:40 pm
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Earlier this year, one of music’s most gifted geniuses, André 3000, expressed his ambivalence about being a rapper and his desire to explore other creative avenues, like acting. And it seems the movie gods have approved, as André 3000 just landed a role in High Life, an upcoming sci-fi film about space exploration.

The film, written by Zadie Smith and directed by Claire Denis, tells the story of a group of convicts who are given the option to reduce their sentences on the condition that they head out on a risky journey into space to locate an energy source. But there’s a twist! Turns out the folks in charge weren’t completely honest about the details of the mission. The convicts soon discover they will subjected to some human reproduction experimentations. Uh oh.

The picture is Denis’ English-language feature film debut. A favorite of cinephiles, she is best known for her films White Material and 35 Shots of Rum. The film’s principal photography will take place in Cologne, Germany. Denis has enlisted the help of visual artist Olafur Eliasson to create the vastness of the black hole.

According to Variety, Robert Pattinson, Mia Goth, and Juliette Binoche have all joined the growing cast. A popular entertainment Twitter account tweeted a few fun cast photos back in August, but an official premiere date for the movie has yet to be announced.

We already know 3 Stacks is no stranger to the big screen. He has previously appeared in Four Brothers, Jimi Hendrix: All Is by My Side, and Scary Movie 4, so we have high hopes for High Life.