Coco (2016 film)
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Coco is an upcoming American musical drama film directed by RZA. The film stars Azealia Banks as a twentysomething female rapper from Brooklyn, New York who wants to pursue a music career. Coco also stars Lorraine Toussaint, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Hana Mae Lee and Common. The film is scheduled to be released by CodeBlack Films and Lionsgate.
- Azealia Banks as Coco
- Lorraine Toussaint as Nichelle, Coco's mother
- Common as Coltrane, Coco's mentor
- Lucien Laviscount as Derek
- Hana Mae Lee as Julie
- Jill Scott as Professor Dixon
- John David Washington as Mahlik
- MC Jin as Jin
- Mary Christina Brown as Sapphire
- Jeremie Harris as Matt
- Esperanza Spalding as Herself
On May 26, 2015, it was announced that Azealia Banks will be making her feature film debut in Coco directed by Rza and produced by Lionsgate. Lorraine Toussaint, Common, Jill Scott, Hana Mae Lee, and Lucien Laviscount also was cast. Filming began in New York City in late May 2015 in Wagner College, Staten Island and concluded in late June 2015.
- "RZA directing Azealia Banks, Common, Jill Scott in new musical drama". Consequence of Sound. http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/rza-directing-azealia-banks-common-jill-scott-in-new-musical-drama/. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
- Dave McNary. "‘Coco': Azealia Banks Starring in RZA Movie - Variety". Variety. http://variety.com/2015/film/news/azealia-banks-coco-movie-rza-directing-1201505435/. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
- Mike Fleming Jr. "Rapper Azealia Banks To Star In Lionsgate Feature ‘Coco’ - Deadline". Deadline. http://deadline.com/2015/05/azealia-banks-rza-coco-lionsgate-code-black-film-debut-1201433055/. Retrieved 5 July 2015.