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Ice Spice to make acting debut in Spike Lee’s ‘High and Low’

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Ice Spice to make acting debut in Spike Lee’s ‘High and Low’

Ice Spice will make her acting debut in Spike Lee‘s forthcoming feature film ‘High and Low’, starring Denzel Washington. Ice Spice (real name Isis Naija Gaston) will have a small role in the Apple Original film, which also stars Jeffrey Wright and Ilfenesh Hadera.

The rapper has begun shooting her cameo role for the project, that is an English-language reinterpretation of Akira Kurosawa’s 1963 crime thriller of the same name. Per Variety, the project is the fifth collaboration between Washington and Lee, and their first since 2006’s “Inside Man.” Apple Original Films and A24 are partnering on the project, which will be released theatrically by A24 before a global launch on AppleTV+. A24 posted a photo to X of Lee and Washington on set, along with the caption, “No. 5 now in production”. Their previous films together were Inside Man (2006), He Got Game (1998), Malcolm X (1992) and Mo’ Better Blues (1990).

Kurosawa’s 1963 film focused on a Japanese shoe executive faced with a difficult decision amid a high-stakes corporate takeover when his chauffeur’s son is kidnapped. The movie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best foreign film.

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