Meek Mill’s public notiriaty will continue to grow in 2014, not only his he prepping is second studio album, will now have a feature film based off of his track “The Tony Story,” which will star Meek himself.
Queen Latifah and her Flavor Unit Entertainment company partner Shakim Compere will produce the short film, which was also published as a book last spring. The film is “a fictional American crime drama influenced by Mill’s experiences growing up hard in Philadelphia,” quoted from Deadline‘s report. This will also be Meek’s first acting role.
A short synobsis on “The Tony Story” reads:
Tony and Ty had big dreams of getting rich. Although they grew up like brothers, once money and envy entered the equation, greed took over and loyalty went out the door. After a deadly shooting, the streets of Philly were in an uproar and the lives of many people revolved around revenge.
Gold digger Kee capitalized on the built-up tension; but before she could really enjoy the fruits of her labor, she was thrust into the middle of a street war with the cost being her life.
Trust was not an option and revenge was the only thing anyone had in common. Paulie wanted revenge for his cousin; LB wanted revenge for his brother. They both had blood in their eyes and murder in mind; names were called while gunners lurked in the shadows. It became bigger than the almighty dollar and no one was safe.
Philly won’t be the same after you’re a witness to Tony Story.