Helmed by director and screenwriter Ian Edelman (How to Make It in America, The After Party), the “Dákiti” singer will star in a supporting role central to the storyline opposite Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Camila Mendes, and Offset, who were previously announced in the cast.
“We’re tremendously excited by the way the cast is coming together and thrilled to have Bad Bunny joining this film,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman, STXfilms Motion Picture Group. “As an actor, he’ll provide not only incredible entertainment value but real authenticity to his role.”
American Sole follows two twenty-somethings (Davidson and Jackson) with mountains of college debt who use the fast cash of after-market sneaker reselling to achieve their American dream. But when their startup runs out of cash and a shady investor is their only way out, the dream quickly becomes a nightmare.
Kevin Hart will produce the picture under his production banner HartBeat, together with NBA All-Star and first-time feature film producer Chris Paul through his Ohh Dip!!! Productions banner, and Jake Stein for Scondo Productions. Bryan Smiley of HartBeat will executive produce the film alongside the international culture and entertainment icon Bad Bunny.
Bad Bunny recently announced his participation in the upcoming season of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix, marking his small screen debut as an upper society drug pusher. The multi-platinum artist’s ascent continues after a busy year following his second studio album YHLQMDLG in February, which featured the chart-topping single “Yo Perreo Sola” and a surprise first compilation album Las Que No Iban a Salir in May. Bad Bunny recently released his joint single “Dakiti” with Jhay Cortez, which became the first Latin hit to simultaneously top both Billboard’s Global 200 and Excl. U.S. charts.
Bad Bunny is currently nominated for four categories for the 2020 American Music Awards, including Favorite Male Latin Artist. He will be performing live from San Juan at the 21st annual Latin Grammy Awards to be held on November 19 via Univision.
Bad Bunny is repped by UTA and Rimas Entertainment.