Vince Staples Has Been Cast In A Comedy Pilot For Showtime Based On The 1999 Film The Wood. Variety reports that in addition to Staples, the pilot will also star Xavier Mills (Legacies), Essence Renae (Bosch: Legacy), Karen Obilom (Doom Patrol), Melvin Gregg (Snowfall), and Karen Obilom.
Initial stars The show’s Slim and Tanya characters, Richard T. Jones and Tamala Jones, will both return.
Rick Famuyiwa, the original filmmaker and screenwriter, will helm and executive produce the pilot. Staples and Famuyiwa previously collaborated on his previous feature film, Dope.
A “honest look at friendship and dating from the perspective of three young Black boys born and reared in the gentrifying LA suburb of Inglewood,” according to the description of the program.
Staples will play Jamal, a young Ladera Heights resident who wants to become a photographer but has been abandoned by his wealthy family because he chose to attend his own college rather than Morehouse.
Mills will portray the intelligent and aspirational Dame, Obilom will play the sleek, self-assured engineer Brielle, and Gregg will play Shawn, a Pokémon card reseller. Renae plays Ashley, an aspiring fashion designer and the mother of Shawn’s daughter.
With voice appearances in the Adult Swim series Lazor Wulf and American Dad!, Staples has dabbled with acting in the past. Additionally, he appeared in the HBO sitcom Insecure playing himself.
Vince Staples Has Been Cast In A Comedy Pilot For Showtime Based On The 1999 Film The Wood. In addition to Myles Bullock, Staples has joined the cast of the reimagined version of White Men Can’t Jump, according to Deadline. There is no set date for the reboot, which is based on the sports comedy movie from 1992.
To rave reviews, Staples’ fifth studio album, “Ramona Park Broke My Heart,” was released earlier this year. The production is spotless and the rhymes are creative as the artist goes deeper than ever before, according to NME, which gave the album four stars.