Quavo, one-third of the rap group Migos, is set to star in Takeover, a new feature film about Atlanta’s street takeover car culture.
Written by Jeb Stuart, who wrote Die Hard, and Brandon Easton, who wrote for Marvel’s Agent, Takeover will explore the Atlanta car culture that sees drivers taking over streets and parking lots to perform tricks and flex their skills.
Greg Jonkajtys, the chief creative officer of Trioscope, is directing the film. Trioscope will use its proprietary animation technique, fusing live-action performances with animation. Viewers may recognize this technique from Trioscope’s animated hybrid drama The Liberator, which is streaming on Netflix.
Quavo plays Guy Miller, a man recently out on parole attempting to rehabilitate his life when he finds himself propelled back into Atlanta’s thriving takeover scene. Focused on living up to his street reputation, he fights for his life in a lethal, head-long race against time.
The rapper has been in front of the camera before, making appearances on Atlanta, Black-ish, and Narcos: Mexico, but Takeover is his first leading role.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity, especially shooting in my hometown of Atlanta,” Quavo told Deadline exclusively. “This film is an ideal opportunity to further delve into my craft, and I can’t wait to see how the action plays out in this animated environment.”
Quality Control, the music label behind Migos, will be producing Takeover through Quality Films, the production arm of the company. Trioscope and Quality Control signed a deal last year and this will be the first project between the two companies.
Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Pierre “P” Thomas, and Brian Sher will produce for Quality Films. Jonkajtys will produce for Trioscope Studios with L.C. Crowley and Brandon Barr.