Get an exclusive first look at some of NOLA's brightest undiscovered talented auditioning for one of Hip Hop's most highly-anticipated biopics from 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer Master P.

Rachaell Davis
Apr, 10, 2017

Nobody represents New Orleans quite like veteran Hip Hop mogul Master P--aka Percy Miller--so you know when he put out the call for rising actors and actresses to be a part of his upcoming King of the South biopic, the city showed up and showed out.

Taking advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity to audition for the highly-anticipated film, thousands made their way to NOLA from all over the south to showcase their acting skills for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer and his casting team. 

 

As the line for the casting call wrapped around the building, Master P spoke briefly with the big screen hopefuls about why it was important to him to bring the casting to New Orleans and give some of the city's undiscovered talent a chance to shine.

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"We brought Hollywood to New Orleans," he told the audience. "There’s a lot of untapped talent that will get discovered. I was excited to see the work ethic of these actors and the passion that they have for their craft.”

   

Production for King of the South is set to begin this summer.

Be sure to grab your tickets to see Master P bring an unforgettable No Limit reunion show to his hometown at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July.