The first trailer for the highly anticipated A24 film Slice, starring Chance the Rapper and Zazie Beetz, has been released.
The long-gestating film has been in the works for a while, and not much is known about its plot, even after this trailer.
The film was shot in secret during the summer of 2016. It is Chance (real name Chancellor Bennett)’s feature film debut.
Austin Vesely, who’s directed many of Chance’s videos, is the director. Vesely revealed in a July 2015 interview with Red Eye Chicago that the film is a “murder mystery” that will see Chance play a werewolf named Dax Lycander, a former Chinese food delivery driver who finds himself at the center of an investigation into a series of murders. The story will also take place in an alternate universe that “has these supernatural elements that people accept as reality.” Vesely also told Pigeons and Planes in 2016 that Twin Peaks inspired it.
It will take place in a “supernatural alternate reality” where ghosts and werewolves are commonplace, but the overall tone will be a surreal comedy.
It was shot in Chicago. Vesley told P&P: “I don’t think his actual character is similar to either the Harry Lime character or The Joker, but their use within the films was interesting to me. I wanted to make Chance’s first screen appearance exciting.”
Watch the trailer below: