A new Netflix Original movie, “Beats”, has begun filming in Chicago. The movie stars newcomer Khalil Everage, a seventeen-year-old from Chicago’s very own South Side, in his first lead role opposite Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”). The film will be released in 2019.
The movie will feature music from both established and rising Chicago based hip-hop producers and artists – including original music from elite hip-hop producer Young Chop, who was born and bred on Chicago’s South Side.
In this urban coming of age drama, the paths of a young musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) with borderline agoraphobia, and a former music manager (Anthony Anderson) who fell from grace, collide on Chicago’s South Side, and the unlikely duo must come together to free each other from the demons of their past. Beats is the ultimate ode to Chicago and its hip hop scene, as it illustrates the beating pulse at the heart of the South Side.