We just discovered that comedian Eddie Griffin is about to produce a film- and it’s going to feature comedian Devin The Dude who will in the film with several acting veterans. For those of you who don’t know Devin, he is known for sharing his love of sticky icky in his music and now he’s about to bring that same passion to the big screen. The Houston bred emcee is currently wrapping up production in Atlanta on the urban marijuana comedy titled Hillbilly Highway, co-starring comedian Lil Duval and will be produced by Griffin and written, created and directed by Damon ‘Coke’ Daniels.
The film, which also stars Tiny Lister Jr, Erik Estrada, Gary Owen, Tommy Ford, Keith David, Jasmine Burke and more, focuses on a pair of pot-smoking brothers, Earl and Ray Ray, who go on a quest to find a highway in Kentucky that leads to a “marijuana nirvana.” While on the road, the two become embroiled in a fight between two families – the Gatfields and McCroys (based on real-life families Hatfield and McCoy) – and are chased out of town after the families realize that the pair is trying to make off with the weed.
”Hillbilly Highway’ is really going to take people by surprise,’ said Griffin. “We have a fantastic team and working with Damon ‘Coke’ Daniels has been a great experience. I can’t wait for the camera to stop rolling so I can see the finished product.” Daniels went on to discuss his goal to create films similar to another successful African American director. “I’m building an urban comedy brand similar to what Tyler Perry did, but much more raw and edgy,’ added Daniels, whose credits include Who Made the Potato Salad and My Baby’s Daddy.
Hillbilly Highway is finishing up production next week, though there is no release date set. Devin the Dude, who has never starred in a movie, recently released his sixth studio album, Suite 420, earlier this year.
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