Roxanne, Roxanne will defy most hip-hop heads’ expectations of a rap biopic, Mahershala Ali told The Daily Beast.
“Usually when you look at hip-hop films and biopics you think, this is a story of this album or how so and so came up in the business,” he explained. “But it explores why she kind of disappeared and got derailed, to some degree. I believe that’s going to be a film that really grabs people as well because it’s very nuanced compared to a lot of music biopics.”
Roxanne, Roxanne, starring Mahershala Ali, Nia Long, and newcomer Chanté Adams, streams on Netflix on March 23.