Teyana Taylor has been tapped to star in the upcoming Netflix film The After Party from Def Pictures, WorldStar Hip Hop, Hunting Lane Films and Live Nation Productions.  Taylor will star alongside Blair Underwood and recording artists French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and Kyle Harvey (also known by his stage name Kyle).  This is the first scripted project for Live Nation Productions.

The film also co-stars Jordan Rock, Harrison Holzer (Sex Tape) and Shelley Hennig (Teen Wolf).

The film written by a Ian Edelman (How to Make It in America) revolves around two best friends on their last night together trying to achieve a record deal before one heads to college and the other leaves for military service. In one wild night, a lot will go down before the sun comes up and these two lifelong friends either have succeeded on their quest or must go their separate ways.  Edelman will also direct the coming of age comedy.

The late Worldstar Hip Hop founder Lee “Q” O’Denat was inspired to develop the idea because of his love of such classic coming-of-age films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and American Graffiti.  O’Denat will produce the project alongside Russell Simmons, Jake Stein, Jamie Patricof, Heather Parry, Trevor Engelson, and Doug Banker.  Michael Rapino, Katie McNeill and Jonathan Montepare serve as executive producers.

Taylor’s credits include Brotherly Love, Madea’s Big Happy Family and MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew: All Stars, and was was also cast in two television roles with VH1; the network’s hip hop drama series The Breaks, and also appeared on the game show Hip Hop Squares.

Filming is already underway in New York, and we look forward to seeing Teyana in this new role!




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