Posted May 27th, 2015 (11:33 am) by Addie Provost

The Broke With Expensive Taste singer is getting ready to make her debut on the silver screen in Wu Tang Clan RZA's second feature length film.

Unlike RZA's kung-fu classic, The Man with the Iron Fists, the new film starring Banks, Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine Toussaint of Orange is the New Black will be a musical drama.

The plot revolves around Banks' character, a young rapper and college student who hopes to improve her lyrical mastery by enrolling in a poetry class, but instead discovers a passion for slam poetry. Scott will take the role of a professor, one who believes that rap and slam poetry should remain separate crafts, while Common portrays a mentor figure. Toussaint will play Banks' character's mother.

The film is already being compared to Eminem's 8 Mile, and filming is set to begin this week in New York City.

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