Back in 2015, news broke that Chance the Rapper would be making his feature-length acting debut in a film called Slice, a horror flick from director Austin Vesely that focuses on the killings of unsuspecting pizza delivery boys. Now, more than a year later, Chance has finally shared a cryptic teaser for the movie on Twitter, announcing that the film will premiere sometime in 2016.
Though details are still scarce, A24—the independent entertainment company behind films like Ex Machina, The Lobster, and The Witch—revealed this week that it's producing the movie.
According to Variety, the film was shot in Chance’s hometown of Chicago this summer, and takes place in a “mysterious city” where an “enigmatic outlaw” has been framed for the murders of the dead pizza dudes. Other reports say Chance will be playing a werewolf and former Chinese food delivery guy named Dax Lycander.
Though Chance recently appeared in a Kit Kat commercial—and has stepped out further and further into the spotlight since the release of his latest mixtape, Coloring Book—Slice will mark the artist's first major acting role.
Vesely, a frequent collaborator of the rappers, detailed his inspiration for the film in an interview last year, citing George Saunders’ short story collection CivilWarLand in Bad Decline.
The film is set in an alternate universe with “supernatural elements that people accept as reality,” the director said, according to Pitchfork.