Here’s the brilliant looking first trailer for Plan B’s directorial debut, iLL Manors.
Starring Nathalie Press, Riz Ahmed and Dannielle Brent iLL Manors is based in London’s Forest Gate area and from what we can see in this trailer it stars Plan B as the stories narrator.
The film centres on six inter-linking stories all taking part in different parts of the area and each is represented by a different rap song written and performed by Plan B himself.
iLL Manors looks like a typical British look at gang culture in London concentrating on people who are products of their environments and how they cope when that environment is a rough place to live in. We’ve re-watched the trailer a couple of times now and we’re really liking what we’re seeing and judging from the review quotes that pop up we’re not the only ones.
Speaking to NME recently Plan B said that the film was a ‘hip-hop musical version of Crash’ but went on to assure fans that the film wasn’t strictly speaking a musical ‘none of the actors start singing or dancing or anything’ he joked before going on to explain that even still the film is very driven by music.
The iLL Manors soundtrack is due for release on 25th June and Plan B will be touring it this summer when he’ll be playing seven live dates in forests across the UK.
iLL Manors is expected to arrive in cinemas at around the same time.