Vince Staples Lands First Lead Film Role

Vince Staples Lands First Lead Film Role
After having his music featured in film and TV shows, Vince Staples is now set to star on the silver screen in his first-ever lead role.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the Long Beach MC will star in independent feature Punk from Brian Kavanaugh-Jones' Automatik and writer-director Richard Hughes.

Punk centres on protagonist Peter (Staples) who takes off a road trip with a group of free-spirited companions after receiving a disheartening rejection letter. He soon discovers the crew to be bank robbers, headed up by a "modern-day Robin Hood" who is on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

THR reports that Kavanaugh-Jones will produce Punk alongside Braden Aftergood and his Eighty Two Films banner.

Staples had previously played a minor role in Rick Famuyiwa's 2015 film Dope, which also starred Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky and Blake Anderson. Earlier this year, he told everyone "Get the Fuck Off My Dick."