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Driver, Kelly Set For "Blackbird"

By Garth Franklin Thursday September 26th 2013 06:26AM

Minnie Driver and rapper Machine Gun Kelly have joined the cast of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s "Blackbird" at Relativity Media, BET Networks and STATosphere Productions.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Noni Jean, a hot new artist primed for superstardom. With fame and fortune comes extraordinary pressure, and Noni nearly takes her own life before she’s saved by Kaz (Nate Parker), a promising young cop assigned to her detail.

Driver will play Noni’s mother and manager. Kelly plays Kid Culprit, a rapper on Noni's label who she collaborates with before releasing her first solo album. Danny Glover also stars.

Musician 'The Dream' will pen and produce four original songs for the film. Amar’e Stoudemire, Ryan Kavanaugh, Stephanie Allain and Reggie Rock Bythewood will produce.

Source: The Wrap

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