Rapper Vince Staples Lands First Lead Role In Indie Film ‘Punk’

After having his music featured in film and TV shows, Vince Staples is now set to take on a lead role.

Long Beach rapper Vince Staples has landed his first lead role in Richard Hughes’ indie film, ‘Punk.’

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The feature focuses on Pete, played by Staples, who after getting his dreams crushed by a rejection letter, takes off on a road trip with a band of free spirits. He soon finds out that they are in fact a band of bank robbers headed by a modern-day Robin Hood who just so happens to be on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Staples made his acting debut back in 2015, with a minor role in Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope. The rapper has also had his music featured in projects such as Creed, Atlanta, and Marvel’s Black Panther

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Vince says he didn’t have trouble with A$AP Rocky acting out that ‘slippery slope’ scene in the new movie ‘Dope.

Congrats to Vince! Punk is set for release in the near future.

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