Chance the Rapper to Star in 'Slice' From A24

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The secret project was shot over the summer in Chicago.

Chance the Rapper will star in a new film for A24 called Slice.

The pic quietly shot over the summer in Chicago. It takes place in a mysterious city, and centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys.

A24, which has the critically acclaimed coming-of-age film Moonlight currently in theaters, plans to release Slice in the second half of 2017. It was written by Chance's frequent collaborator, Austin Vesely, who directed the music videos for the rapper's "Sunday Candy" and "Angels."

The 23-year-old hip-hop artist from Chicago rose to fame after the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap, the follow-up to his first mixtape Ten Day, which he recorded during a suspension while still in high school. Earlier this year, Chance, who famously refuses to sign with a music label despite offers, released his third mixtape Coloring Book to critical and commercial success.

He previously starred in a short, titled Mr. Happy, for Vice. Slice will be his feature film debut.

Chance the Rapper is repped by CAA