Lil Yachty is having a great year so far.
Fresh off the release of his Reese’s Puff collaboration, the red hair rapper is preparing for his acting debut in Mattel’s upcoming movie, UNO. According to Deadline, the film will be based on the popular family card game of the same name.
I’m so excited to be part of this film with Mattel,” Yachty said in a statement. “I played UNO as a kid and still do today, so to spin that into a movie based on the Atlanta hip hop scene I came out of is really special. It hits close to home for me.“
Although the overall storyline is in the works, we know that UNO will be set in the underground hip-hop world of Atlanta and is described as “a heist comedy.” Marcy Kelly will be adding her touches to the movie’s script.
“At Mattel Films, we are looking to explore stories that bring our brands to life in unexpected ways,” Robbie Brenner, executive producer and Head of Mattel Films, said in a statement. “UNO is a game that transcends generations and cultures, and we look forwards to partnering with Lil Yachty, as well as with Coach K and Brian Sher, to transform the classic UNO game into a comedic action-adventure.”
Yachty will produce the film beside Mattel and Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Pierre “P” Thomas, and Brian Sher for Quality Films. Brenner will executive produce, and Kevin McKeon will be a supervising producer and commence the Mattel Films project.
Are you excited about UNO? Feel free to let us know, and don’t forget to shuffle that deck you have lying around at home.