They were thinking already in 2016. Rappers founders of Supreme NTM, Kool Shen and JoeyStarr confirm, finally, that a series biopic dedicated to their career in the French hip-hop is in production. Now to the poster of Paradise Beach , a thriller directed by Xavier Durringer released Wednesday in the hall, Kool Shen announced the news to the Paris . At the helm of this project intended to be broadcast by Arte and Netflix, the filmmaker and writer Katell Quillévéré ( Repair the living ), as well as the director Hélier Cistern ( The Office of captions ).
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In 2016, the “musician” of the group had said with d’ Allociné that a proposal for a feature-length film biography was received. At the time, Kool Shen said, “think about it”. Two years later, a draft of a biopic for the big screen has been launched, with the director Audrey Estrougo, known in particular for his musical You, Me, The other with Leïla Bekhti, or The Taularde with Sophie Marceau. A large casting was conducted during the summer of 2018, to find actors capable of interpreting JoeyStarr and Kool Shen young people. Added to this, now the production of another biopic, in a short series of eight episodes. It would be about the beginnings of the group, “since the adolescence of Kool Shen and JoeyStarr until their first Zenith in 1992”.
Twenty years after their last album, the duo was reunited for a series of concerts in 2018, before pulling out a new piece produced in collaboration with rapper Fianso last September. Meanwhile, the two barons of the French hip-hop has ever tried to film. JoeyStarr became appointed by the Académie des César on two occasions for his roles in The ball of the actresses (2010) and Polisse (2012). Less active in this community, Kool Shen has, however, shown in Abuse of weakness alongside Isabelle Huppert, and then in Repair the living with Tahar Rahim and Emmanuelle Seigner.
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no one knows yet if the rappers NTM will make an appearance in one or the other of these biopics in development. “We are happy that it exists,” commented simply Kool Shen. Just like JoeyStarr, the rapper is expected to participate at least to the writing of the scenario of the series. Highly anticipated, fifth album of the duo should see the light of day this year.