According to Deadline, Grammy winner Young Thug has joined the team for Throw It Back, the musical dramedy that already stars Shahadi Wright Joseph and is in the works from Feigco Entertainment and Tiffany Haddish’s She Ready Productions. The Atlanta rapper will now co-star alongside Joseph in his acting debut as well as executive produce and supervise the soundtrack.
Throw It Back centers on Wytrell (Joseph), a high school senior who has never stood out from the crowd. After a controversial superstar Miami rapper (Young Thug) decides to feature the renowned dance team from her high school in his latest music video, it throws the school into chaos, and Wytrell battles for a spot on the squad and her final chance to be in the spotlight.
The film is a dance-filled musical dramedy set to a soundtrack of Southern hip hop and HBCU collegiate band rhythms.