Scott Mescudi will be fightin’ the fashionable undead…
The 39-year-old half-Mexican American rapper, singer and actor, known by his stage name Kid Cudi, will star in Sony Pictures’ action horror-comedy Hell Naw.
Euphoria creator Sam Levinson is producing, with screenwriters Keith & Kenny Lucas writing the script, which is in early development.
Mescudi will also produce along with his partners Karina Manashil and Dennis Cummings through their Mad Solar banner.
The plot is being kept under wraps, but the film is reportedly set during Paris Fashion Week and there will be zombies.
“This movie has been five years in the making. I am telling the world now, this film will f*ck you up in all the best ways,” said Mescudi. “I have been a horror fan since I was 7 years old, The first horror movies I ever saw were Night of the Living Dead and Evil Dead. And from that point on, I was hooked on the feeling of being frightened. I’ve been wanting to get into this world creating my own stories for a long time, and now, and after years of working it out in my head, it’s finally happening. Sam, The Lucas Brothers and myself have really crafted a tale we feel everyone who’s a fan of horror and comedy will enjoy. You will laugh, oh yes you will, but the horror aspect of this movie will really be something to see. You will be shook. I promise. Y’all know I don’t play around.”
The project marks a major star vehicle for Mescudi, who recently added the Sonic the Hedgehog spinoff series Knuckles to his future slate, joining Idris Elba last week. He also has the John Woo action film Silent Night.