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Now Casting: Nas Biopic Series ‘Street Dreams’ and More Jobs

6 February 2017 11:30 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Today’s casting roundup is a big one! “Street Dreams,” the upcoming Bet series based on the life of hip-hop artist Nas, will hold an open casting call for an actor to depict the rapper himself! We also have a James Franco-produced feature and other great (paying!) gigs.  “Street Dreams”Casting is underway for a male actor aged 15–22 to depict Nas at age 17 in the scripted series based on his life, “Street Dreams.” An open casting call will be held at New York City’s Ripley-Grier Studios Feb. 12, with shooting slated for April and May, also in New York.  “Costanza”Short film “Costanza,” about a wealthy therapist entangled “in a love triangle riddled with layers from his past, money, and regret,” is casting for its title character. Seeking a male actor aged 18–60, the piece will shoot this spring in Boston, Massachusetts, and pay $100/day. “Following Five But Preceding Seven »

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Nas Pilot ‘Street Dreams’ in the Works at Bet

31 January 2017 5:22 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rapper Nas is getting the biopic treatment in “Street Dreams,” a potential new drama series just ordered to pilot at Bet. “Street Dreams” will trace the rise of Nas as a young man growing up in 1990s New York, and his transformation from a young man in the Queensbridge projects to drug dealer to famous rapper. Nas released his first album, “Illmatic,” in 1994 and has released eight albums total, with more than 25 million copies sold worldwide. The rapper was already the subject of a 2014 documentary film, “Nas: Time Is Illmatic,” which chronicled the circumstances leading up to the »

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Bet Greenlights ‘Street Dreams,’ 1990s Pilot Based On Life Of Rapper Nas

31 January 2017 4:29 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Bet, coming off ratings records for its New Edition miniseries, has given the green light to another music-infused period scripted project based on the story of a famous performer. The network has ordered a pilot for Street Dreams, an hourlong series from Rush creator Jonathan Levine. It is executive produced by rapper Nas on whose life the project is based. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent New York City in the early ’90s, Street Dreams, named after Nas… »

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