The first trailer for the Sundance Film Festival favorite The Land, executive produced by Nas, has arrived. Written and directed by Steven Caple Jr., The Land follows four Cleveland teenagers as they navigate their dreams of becoming professional skateboarders. Once the crew gets wrapped up in the activities of a local drug ring, their friendship—and their dreams—are put to the ultimate test.
The film stars Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Machine Gun Kelly, Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, and a veritable host of fresh talent. In addition to serving as executive producer, Nas is also producing an accompanying soundtrack expected to feature new music from MGK, Badu, Kanye West, French Montana, Pusha T, Jeremih, and Nas himself. That soundtrack, available through Mass Appeal, is set to be released July 29.
MGK previously made his film debut in the 2014 romantic drama Beyond the Lights, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before going on to receive widespread critical acclaim. Badu was last seen in the Amazon original series Hand of God, starring former Hellboy Ron Perlman.
The Land hits theaters and VOD outlets July 29, just in time for some proper summer viewing.