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Ice Spice set to make acting debut in new Spike Lee film

The Bronx rapstress will make her feature film debut amongst titans Denzel Washington and Jeffrey Wright
Ice Spice (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Ice Spice is ready to bust onto Hollywood’s map and is already making movie moves.

The 24-year-old rapper will soon make her feature film debut in famed director Spike Lee’s upcoming crime thriller, High and Low.

Starring Denzel Washington, Jeffrey Wright, and Ilfenesh Hadera, the film will be a reinterpretation of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s 1963 movie of the same name. Both films are based on the 1959 book “King’s Ransom” by Evan Hunter that tells the story of a businessman thrown into a high stakes extortion plot when his chauffeur’s son is kidnapped and he’s forced play the game or lose it all.

Lee will co-executive producer the project with Peter Guber of Mandalay Pictures, who will join A24 and Escape artists in producing the film. Writer Alan Fox collaborated with Lee in writing the updated adaptation.

High and Low will mark the fifth time Lee and Washington have collaborated with films such as Mo’ Better Blues and Inside Man. Hadera has also collaborated numerous times with Lee on films such as Chi-Raq and Oldboy, and mostly notably on the Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It.”

Ice Spice most recently earned two Grammy nods for Best Rap Song and Best Song Written for a Visual Media for her “Barbie World” collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

Production on High and Low is set to begin in late April.

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