Nick Cannon's KING OF THE DANCEHALL Now Streaming on YouTube Red
Following its debut last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, KING OF THE DANCEHALL, produced by Nick Cannon's NCREDIBLE Productions, will make its debut on Youtube Red tomorrow, August 2 on Russell Simmons's All Def Digital channel. For a sneak peek, check out the trailer released today.
Cannon - who serves as writer, director and executive producer - stars in this Jamaican dancehall drama alongside Academy® Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg ("The View"), multi-platinum selling rapper Busta Rhymes, newcomer Kimberly Patterson, actress Kreesha Turner, and Academy® and Emmy® Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr.
In KING OF THE DANCEHALL, the Brooklyn-born hero (played by Cannon) heads to Jamaica to start a new chapter after a major setback forces him to quickly leave town. He falls for a local girl in Kingston who introduces him to dancehall culture, and soon discovers a newfound passion for dance. As he works towards rebuilding his life and winning a prestigious contest, his past decisions and a powerful underworld threaten to undermine his journey towards redemption.
With an infectious soundtrack featuring Grammy® Award-winning recording artist, Beenie Man, Youtube Red's King of the Dancehall is an exhilarating ode to "Dancehall," -- the Jamaican musical force that's shaken dance floors all around the world and influenced artists throughout the decades.
YouTube Red is a paid membership that gives you an enhanced, uninterrupted experience across YouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming and YouTube Kids. Members also get exclusive access to new Original series and movies from top Youtube creators. Youtube Red is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Korea with plans for additional international expansion throughout the year.
Publisher St. Martin's Press has the worldwide rights to the KING OF THE DANCEHALL novel which will be released later this year.
FULL SYNOPSIS: King of the Dancehall follows Tarzan (Nick Cannon) as he hatches a plan to cover the costs of medical care for his ailing mother (Whoopi Goldberg). To do this, he moves from his native New York to Kingston, Jamaica and enlists the help of his fast-talking cousin (Busta Rhymes). But there's another, much tougher scene that he's not prepared for: the dancehall. Lost amidst the bouncing bodies and grinding hips, Tarzan meets Maya (Kimberly Patterson), but when another woman enters the picture, Tarzan is faced with the romantic decision of his life, and a choice between two very different lifestyles.
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ABOUT NICK CANNON Nick Cannon has entertained audiences in film, on television, on records, on stage and online for nearly 20 years. The talented artist continues to dominate all facets of entertainment as a comedian, host, actor, writer, director, executive producer, deejay, philanthropist and children's book author. His current projects include the 9th season of MTV's "Wild 'N Out" which premiered on June 29th, "Stand up Don't Shoot" stand-up comedy audio release on July 29, and the premiere of feature film, "King Of The Dancehall, which he wrote, directed, produced and stars in, on You Tube Red on August 2, 2017.
ABOUT NCREDIBLE PRODUCTIONS In addition to KING OF THE DANCEHALL, NCredible Entertainment produced the Lionsgate feature film SCHOOL DANCE in 2014. NCredible has also produced over 300 episodes of television, including "WIld'n Out" which begins filming its 9th Season for MTV this April, "Caught On Camera" which recently wrapped its 3rd Season for NBC, as well as "Teen Nick Top 10" which enters Season 7 for the Teen Nick network. NCredible continues to produce "The Halo Awards" for Nickelodeon. Other NCredible shows include "Like A Boss" (Oxygen), "Incredible Crew" (Cartoon Network) and "Wild'n On Tour" (MTV2).