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RZA is directing a film about youth and hip-hop starring Azealia Banks

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RZA is making more movies. Deadline reports that the Wu-Tang rapper is working on a new film entitled Coco, starring fellow rapper Azealia Banks in her first lead role. Banks, who just released a critically-acclaimed album in Broke with Expensive Taste, will play a young artist trying to start a career in hip-hop while still trying to balance her parents' dream that she finish college. She'll be joined by the likes of Common, Jill Scott, Pitch Perfect's Hana Mae Lee, and Orange Is the New Black's Lorraine Toussaint. Filming is said to begin soon.

Coco will be RZA's second film in the director's chair. His last feature, the kung-fu epic The Man with the Iron Fists, saw release in 2012. Since then, he has divided his time between garnering acting credits in films like G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Brick Mansions and releasing Wu-Tang Clan's latest album inside a wearable speaker.