Nia Long To Play Roxanne Shanté’s Mom In Forest Whitaker-Produced Biopic
Uncle Buck may have gotten the pink slip from ABC last month, but Nia Long is already preparing for her next role.
Long, fabulously 45, will be playing Roxanne Shanté’s mother in, Roxanne Roxanne, an upcoming biopic chronicling the life of the Queens, New York City rapper, who first gained attention through the Roxanne Wars and her association with the Juice Crew.
The 46-year-old MC shared a selfie of herself and Long earlier in the week via Instagram, captioning it:
“When your sister Nia Long is playing your Mama MissPeggy in the 80’s You can only feel so honored and so so blessed. #roxanneroxanne The Movie The Roxanne Shante story#plzbelieveit.”
The film, which is being produced by actor, director, and producer Forest Whitaker, is currently filming in the rapper’s hometown borough.
Roxanne, Roxanne is slated for release in 2017.