Thursday, May 23, 2024

Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s Daughter, to Star in Film Directed by RZA from Wu Tang Clan


Paris Jackson is ready for her close up.

The daughter of Michael Jackson will star in a feature film written and directed RZA of the politically minded rap group, Wu Tang Clan. Paris has had a couple of small roles in indie films. This is her first top lining a movie.

The film is called “One Spoon of Chocolate” and co-stars Shameik Moore, star of “Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse.” Blair Underwood is in the cast.

The plot: “When an ex-military convict leaves the city for a small town he ends up finding love, danger and more trouble than he can handle.”

This would be the second film directed by RZA — whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs — since the 2011 “The Man with the Iron Fists.” He says in a statement: “I’ve read many times how some films take 7 years to make from conception to release. This project has been percolating since 2011 and finally 13 years later we’re able to bring it to production. I’ve never been so excited to start a journey as I am about this. And with the great team and cast I have beside me we are destined for a classic.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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