Freddie Gibbs’ acting career is about to take off

Photo via Mix Mag | Galen Oakes

While already being one of the most skilled lyricists hip-hop has to offer, it seems like Freddie Gibbs is not yet satisfied with his talents.

On Sept. 13, news broke that a new French film titled “Down with the King,” starring Gibbs, had been picked up by Sony Pictures Stage 6 Films for worldwide distribution.

In his acting debut, Freddie Gibbs plays a rapper named Money Merc who outgrows his love for music, and transitions into a humble life as a farmer. “Down with the King” tested great with audiences at various film festivals, most recently being awarded the top prize at the Deauville American Film Festival. This allowed for the film to be picked up by Stage 6, who is responsible for notable films such as “Insidious” and “Whiplash.”

In an interview from February, Freddie explained that his decision to get into acting was inspired by his love for his favorite actor Samuel L. Jackson, who he now studies regularly.

After the death of beloved actor Michael K. Williams earlier this month, Freddie tweeted that one of the first roles he ever auditioned for in the early 2010s was actually fulfilled by Williams instead.

“Down with the King” has only been viewed by a limited number of people, but it will soon be widely available after being picked up by a major studio. Freddie Gibbs’ upcoming acting debut continues to prove why he is one of the most intriguing and talented characters in rap right now.

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