Thousands Attend New Orleans Casting Call For Master P Biopic 'King Of The South'

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.

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] I'm so excited for SS festival. It is going to be lit. It's gonna be a lit situation. And with a no limit reunion, I can't wait to hear a masterpiece hits, like Make Say No Limit Soldiers, and more on the main stage. Plus, master P's from New Orleans. So you never know if he's going to bring some special guests with him. Maybe festival performer, [INAUDIBLE] will join him, maybe. Or a hometown fave, Big Frieda. Maybe, maybe. And finally We're so here for Mia access comeback. Since her no limit days Mia has used her battle with cancer to inspire others. In 2016 she wrote on Instagram " I think about women who can't afford their copay. Their medicine. The additional cost for seeing specialists. Women who leave radiation therapy and go to work, because they still have bills...no matter what God's plan for me, I'm ok. But I want to make sure that I help as many women as I can. Awe Mia, we love you. Now remember to get your tickets for Essence Festival now At ticketmaster.com. [BLANK_AUDIO]