Nas, Jennifer Hudson, & A$AP Rocky To Star In 'Monster'

Nas is set to executive produce and star in “Monster,” a contemporary drama based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers.

Jennifer Hudson and A$AP Rocky will also star in the project co-produced and financed by John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co., Bron Studios and Tonik Productions.

Here’s the scoop via Deadline:

The pic centers Steve Harmon (Harrison), a 17-year-old honor student and aspiring filmmaker who prosecutors deem a “monster” after being charged with felony murder for a crime he says he did not commit. As Steve’s world comes crashing down around him, we witness his journey from a smart, likable young man from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.

Rounding out the cast are Jennifer Ehle, Tim Blake Nelson, John David Washington and Jeffrey Wright.

The film will begin principle photography this week in New York City.