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Lil Yachty Stars in New Movie, The System



Lil Yachty at Toronto International Film Festival. Photo: Getty Images

2022 seems to be a big year for Lil Yachty, as he will have a role in an upcoming movie directed by Dallas Jackson. Titled “The System”, the movie will be in theaters on October 28th and available for streaming the following week on November 4th. Starring alongside Lil Yachty is Tyrese Gibson, Jeremy Piven, and Terrence Howard with Gibson also being a producer.

The System

Tyrese plays a retired marine turned police officer.  Jeremy Piven, best known for his role in the hit series Entourage, will play a corrupt warden that is the head of a private prison. Legendary actor Terrence Howard plays an inmate at the prison. As far as we know Lil Yachty won’t be portraying someone that is too far from his actual self. Lil Yachty is always on camera smiling, laughing, and having a good time. So, ironically in this film his name is Joker, which suits the Atlanta rapper perfectly. In the film Joker runs an underground fight ring in the prison.

Lil Yachty’s Other Gigs

Lil Yachty has been busy behind the screen as of late. A few weeks ago, a trailer for a movie regarding battle rap surfaced the internet. The movie is titled “On The Come Up” based on a book by Angie Thomas. The book is a New York Times best seller. Thomas is best known for her debut book, “The Hate U Give” that is now an award-winning film. Now, this movie is about a young girl who is a battle rapper that is trying to follow her father’s footsteps after his life was taken due to gang violence.

Lil Yachty is set to be in this production along with legendary rapper Method Man. Sanaa Lathan directed this film as it is her directorial debut. We are not sure what role she gives Lil Yachty, but we’re interested to see how he does. “On The Come Up” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this year and will be available to watch from home on the Paramount+ streaming service, Friday September 23rd.

Written by: Brandon Simmons

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