Chance The Rapper and Joe Keery of Netflix’s breakthrough hit ‘Stranger Things’ are among the stars who have so far been confirmed to appear in director Austin Vesely’s debut feature film, SLICE. Over the weekend, Chance tweeted a short 19-second preview announcing the film, with the support/distribution of A24, the celebrated indie studio behind films like Ex Machina, American Honey and Spring Breakers, would be “in theaters 2017”. Other rumored actors include Zazie Beetz who has recently appeared in both FX’s ‘Atlanta’, and Netflix’s ‘Easy’ and Rae Gray of HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and NBC’s ‘Chicago P.D.’
SLICE is directed by Vesely, the longtime collaborator of Chance, who has been behind almost everyone of the breakout star’s music video to-date, including the highly-praised “Sunday Candy”. Other Chicago-based creators that appear to have worked on the film include Elijah Alvarado and Nathan Salter. Brett Hays from Shatterglass is also a confirmed producer. The film apparently centers around a food delivery worker (Chance) who morphs into a werewolf and was shot over this past summer in Joliet, IL and throughout the Chicagoland area.
Following Vesely’s lively Twitter feed will surely give you a peek into the rollout process of the project moving forward. Just weeks after wrapping filming, Vesely had a working edit of the feature ready to go. It was, according to him, the end result of “long days sitting in a chair in my underwear, staring at a screen.” With the initial announcement being covered by everyone from Variety to the New York Times, the film will surely find more eyes sometime soon.