Lil Wayne’s Feature Film Debut Goes Straight-to-DVD
There’s good and bad news for fans waiting to see Lil Wayne in his feature film debut, Hurricane Season. The bad news is that the film, originally set for theatrical release in 2009 won’t hit theaters at all. The good news, though, is that the wait is over. The film has been slated for a straight-to-DVD release and will be available for purchase as soon as tomorrow (Feb. 9).
Starring Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Taraji P. Henson, and fellow Young Money rapper Bow Wow, the drama is based on a true story about rival high school basketball players from five different schools who came together as one team in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The movie follows the players and their coach (played by Whitaker) from before the disaster and all the way to their road to the state championships.
Filmed between April and June 2008 in Weezy’s hometown of New Orleans, Hurricane Season has seen its theatrical release date postponed numerous times due to the financial troubles of the film’s distributing company, which ultimately led to the straight-to-DVD release.
The DVD’s release date coincides with the New Orleans MC’s real life drama, as he’s set to go behind bars over weapons charges for a one-year jail bid tomorrow as well. —Brooklyne Gipson