At this point, refer to André 3000 as André Benjamin since he is fully immersed in his acting bag.
The ‘Prototype’ rapper is set to star in Kelly Reichardt’s new comedy, Showed up, for A24 alongside Michelle Williams, Hong Chau, John Magaro and Judd Hirsch. Benjamin first worked with A24 for the Everything Everywhere Simultaneously soundtrack.
Deadline describes the new film as “a vivid and intensely funny portrait of an artist on the brink of a career-changing exhibition. As [Reichardt] guides family, friends and co-workers leading to her show, the chaos of life becomes the inspiration for great art.”
A24 hasn’t announced a theatrical release date for the film, but it’s “coming soon.”
The frontman of Outkast will also appear in the upcoming Netflix film, White noise. The film also stars Don Cheadle, Jodie Turner-Smith, Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig. Mostly pegged as a film “at once hilarious and terrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and revelatory”, White noise “Dramatizes the efforts of a modern American family to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world,” according to Netflix. It will debut on the streamer on December 30th.
When talking about why he “retired” from music in 2019, Benjamin told the A broken record podcast, “My focus is not there. My confidence is not there. I cringe a lot. I’ll just go to a piano and put my iPhone down and record what I’m doing, moving my fingers and whatever, but I’m not motivated to do a serious project.”
He was last featured on Kanye West’s single “Life Of The Party” in 2021. Listen below.
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