Popcaan plays role in Netflix film
Part two of the British crime drama film 'The Intent 2: The Come Up' is expected to premiere next month. The movie, directed by Femi Oyeniran and Nicky Slimting Walker, will feature dancehall artiste Popcaan, whose real name is Andre Sutherland, alongside Jamaican actor, Louie 'Ox' Rankin. The teaser trailer for the film has been released and is available for viewing on YouTube.
Back in January, dancehall fans got excited when news broke that the 'Unruly Boss' would be making an appearance in the highly-anticipated Netflix flick. At the time, a member of his team confirmed that the artiste would indeed play a role in the movie and revealed that scenes were being shot at different locations across the island. The extent to which the artiste would be involved in the film, however, was not discussed at the time.
Popcaan makes an appearance in the official teaser trailer now out, but how big a role he has in the movie is still unclear. From the scenes shown in the teaser trailer, Popcaan can be seen conversing with one of the lead actors in a scene seemingly shot at Hellshire Beach in Portmore. Another scene show the deejay at a party.
The description from the teaser trailer says the movie should have "the same grit, humour and action sequences as its' predecessor" and "promises to follow THE INTENT in becoming an instant cult classic but with international reach." Part one of the film was about an undercover police officer who found his loyalties tested as the gang he had grown attached to became increasingly violent. It featured the likes of Scorcher, Krept & Konan, Femi Oyeniran, Dylan Duffus and Ashley Chin. Oyeniran, Chin, Krept & Konan and Duffus return for part two of the film.
Vertigo Releasing is partnering with music label Island Records on the release of its UK crime thriller prequel The Intent 2: The Come Up. In an interview with international film magazine, Screendaily, Rupert Preston of Vertigo Releasing said that the film was shaping up to be "one of the most exciting and commercial UK independent movies of the year", and that he and his team cannot wait to "build upon the grassroots success of the first film."