Lionsgate is making major partnership moves in releasing films starring African Americans actors, directors and writers. The film distribution company has released the trailer and poster for RZA’s latest directorial effort LOVE BEATS RHYMES starring Azealia Banks, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint, Hana Mae Lee, John David Washington, and Common.
Why does every film with Black folks have to have someone struggling?? Anyway, the plot is about a struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) who enrolls in a poetry class because she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice — and true love — in this uplifting colorful movie.
The film will hit the big screen, Digital HD, and On Demand December 1, 2017, followed by its DVD release on January 2, 2018.