Visit Films has acquired the highly sought-after worldwide sales rights for an upcoming film called Down With The King. The film has made waves in the world of music because it is set to be the film debut for GRAMMY nominee Freddie Gibbs.
“Gibbs plays Mercury Maxwell aka ‘Money Merc,’ a famous rapper who has been sent by his manager to a rural house in the Berkshires to focus on his next album. Unbeknownst to his manager, however, Mercury has neither the desire nor the intention to record any music,” the film’s description reads according to Deadline.
“Disenchanted with his rap career and the 24/7 upkeep that such fame entails, Mercury spends his time on his neighbor’s farm and pours his energy into learning about farming and country living. After Mercury abruptly announces his retirement over social media and his decision to focus on farming, his manager tries everything he can to lure his most lucrative client back to the music scene.”
Down With The King is slated to debut later this month as part of the ACID Cannes lineup in Europe.