YouTube will hold an exclusive screening of “Bodied” at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21. The movie then will have a theatrical release before it becomes available exclusively for streaming on YouTube Red later in 2018.
The film is directed and produced by Kahn and produced by Eminem, Def Jam Recordings CEO Paul Rosenberg, Adi Shankar and Jil Hardin. The Shady Films production is executive produced by David Kang, Justin Smith and Bob Abramoff.
“Bodied” follows Adam Merkin (Calum Worthy of “Austin & Ally” and “American Vandal”), a progressive grad student who accidentally becomes a top battle-rapper — and whose success breeds outrage.
In addition to Worthy, the film stars Jackie Long (“Idlewild,” “Atl”), Shoniqua Shondai (“Sing It!,” “The Fosters”), Walter Perez (“The Avengers,” “Fame”), [link