The QUEEN Unveils First Film: Thugs on The Run in "PERCENTAGE"

by Monique
October 14, 2011 4:27 AM
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Hot off the presses,Queen Latifah's production company, Flavor Unit, unveiled their first feature entitled Percentage. According to Deadline, the film is "a drama scripted by Elya Ottenberg that marks the first film shot in Flavor Unit Studios"....

The crime drama stars rapper Cam'ron and the younger "Gooding" brother, Omar and was directed by Alex Merkin; the film will center around "two street hustlers" that get themselves caught up in a drug deal gone bad. Sounds like a familiar plotline, folks? Well...ho-hum. I guess off the success (or non-success - however way you see it) of Vh1's Single Ladies, Latifah continues to go the safe route. I guess on the optimistic side, maybe these offerings are only a means to an end, a small percentage of what is to come. Maybe Flavor Unit has something bigger in mind..who knows.

Are any of YOU looking forward to this film?

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8 Comments

  • karin | October 16, 2011 6:28 AMReply

    depend on the cast.....

    the queen is not the best in the casting Dept....
    can u say Single Ladies? eeeww LisaRAYE's actng
    Stacy Dash? EEWWWW.

    I'll will stop there....

  • ShebaBaby | October 15, 2011 8:11 AMReply

    Well this sounds horrible. "Hustlers" really?

  • AccidentalVisitor | October 14, 2011 10:32 AMReply

    {{{ Time to graduate from the drug-dealing, rap-centric boyz n da hood-type films. It’s been done to death!! }}}


    So has upper middleclass buppie romances/weddings and Tyler Perry-like family melodramas.

    I have no interest in seeing "Percentage" especially considering it stars another rapper. I have a sinking feeling that the movie won't be any good. But I don't have a problem with the subject just as long as it is done well. I'd take a very well done movie about an over familiar topic over a badly done movie about a fresh and unique subject. And to be fair there really hasn't been a glut of these Boyz in the ghetto flicks since....well, the 90s. They are not nearly as common in recent years as you are making them out to be unless you are referring to some straight to DVD films that most people never heard of.

    Still I concur with the overall lack of enthusiasm for the project after reading the description. Meh.

  • Jug | October 14, 2011 7:57 AMReply

    And, uhh didn't STATE PROPERTY use this same business model? Yeah...ask Dam Dash how that turned out :-(

  • darkan | October 14, 2011 7:21 AMReply

    Triple meh...

  • KikiDee | October 14, 2011 7:14 AMReply

    Time to graduate from the drug-dealing, rap-centric boyz n da hood-type films. It's been done to death!! Move on already!

  • Jug | October 14, 2011 5:35 AMReply

    Double Meh

  • blaqbird | October 14, 2011 5:27 AMReply

    Meh.

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