It’s Here! Mahershala Ali, Nia Long Star In Roxanne Shanté Biopic [WATCH]

by Krystal Franklin

February 22, 2018

Photo courtesy of Netflix screengrab

The story of rapper Roxanne Shanté is finally being told and alongside an all-star cast!

Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Acura

According to reports the film follows Shante’s journey in the early 1980s as a “fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.”

Playing the role of the Roxanne is newcomer Chanté  Adams. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Nia Long also star in the film.

Watch the trailer below.

Produced by Forest Whitaker, Pharrell Williams, Mimi Valdes and co-executive produced by Shanté, Roxanne Roxanne premieres on Netflix March 23.

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