Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming biopic Roxanne Roxanne; the life of teen rap star Roxanne Shanté. Written & directed by Michael Larnell and produced by Pharell Willams & Forest Whitaker, the story goes back to the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.
The film stars new actress Chanté Adams who plays the lead role as Roxanne, Mahershala Ali and Nia Long.
The NETFLIX film premieres globally on Netflix on March 23, 2018. Watch the trailer below!