Grime artist Stormzy has announced via Twitter that he will star as Yardz in Brotherhood – the third and final installment to the Kidulthood franchise.
The ‘Shut Up’ rapper will be joined by returning cast members Arnold Oceng, Red Madrell and of course, screenwriter Noel Clarke. Brotherhood will be the London-based MC’s acting debut. The film will be released in 2016.
Shooting for Brotherhood, which follows up from 2008’s Adulthood, began on 23 November in London and is set to last five weeks.
Kidulthood, Adulthood & now...BROTHERHOOD. Gassed to reveal I'll be making my acting debut in 2016 😅🙏 @TheHoodMovies pic.twitter.com/s9VkhfqFT2— #STANDARD (@Stormzy1) November 29, 2015
Clarke not only wrote 2006’s Kidulthood and 2008’s Adulthood, but also starred in both films. He was consequently awarded the Orange Rising Star Award at the 2009 BAFTAs for his role in Adulthood. The British actor announced on Twitter that he had completed the script for Brotherhood in October.
Kidulthood and Adulthood both also starred Adam Deacon, who was found guilty of harassing Clarke earlier this year.
In October, Gigwise spent the night with Stormzy, where he discussed good manners, Lethal Bizzle and Djing.