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Lil Yachty is pivoting to acting.
This week, the 21-year-old Atlanta rapper announced he’d be starring in MTV’s new “How High.” This will be Yachty’s first ever film appearance.
Yachty made the announcement in a video posted to his Twitter account, confirming that the film is currently in production.
According to a report in Variety, production for the film began in Atlanta on Wednesday.
The original “How High” was released in 2001 and starred Redman and Method Man.
— comeback season boat (@lilyachty) September 25, 2018
Yachty will play the character Roger, the younger brother of one of the protagonists from the original film. According to a description from MTV, Roger and his friend go “on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up.”
Lil Yachty will also be executive producing the film alongside Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Pierre “Pee” Thomas, and Brian Sher for Quality Control,
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