Migos member Quavo will be making his big-screen debut in Robert DeNiro’s upcoming movie, Wash Me in the River.
The film is directed by Randall Emmett, who co-produced Martin Scorsese’s mafia hit The Irishman alongside DeNiro. Wash Me in the River is an action-thriller that follows a recovering addict who plans to take revenge on a drug dealer. Quavo is set to play the film’s antagonist, Coyote, who is described as “a ruthless and heartless drug lord,” Variety reported.
In a press statement, Quavo said that the experience with the cast and crew has been “unbelievable.” “Robert DeNiro and Jack Huston being so down to earth and making me feel like family. Gonna see me doing some stunts and a lot of what you hear from me in my raps!” the Migos rapper said. “This is one of my biggest debuts I’ve ever had, and so proud of what we did and to get to work with Randall who’s such an amazing guy—I can’t wait to do more films with him.”
Emmett returned Quavo’s praises by calling the rapper “a superstar and a real actor.” “Getting to see him bring the Coyote character to life is very exciting, and I think he is going to have a film career equally as big as his music,” the director added, per Variety.
Quavo initially kicked off his acting career in 2016, appearing in an episode of Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta. He later went on to star in shows like Black-ish and Narcos: Mexico.
Elsewhere on the music front, Migos confirmed that their long-awaited Culture III album will drop later this year. In January, the trio teased the album with a three-minute trailer featuring the recording process.