“20; African-American; rapper; confident, yet not overtly cocky”—those are the notes taken from a recently published casting call in search of an actor to play XXXTentacion.
Yep, just a few months after the rapper was shot dead, production company D-Lux Entertainment is looking to film a TV pilot about his life. X—real name Jahseh Onfroy—was killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida, in June this year. Four suspects have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.
No other details about the show or pilot have been released, but, according to the casting call, filming is scheduled to begin in January 2019 in Los Angeles.
Note: this article was edited on November 20 to reflect a change in the name of the production company in question from Base Entertainment to D-Lux Entertainment.