Plan B - Plan B Unveils Brutal Gang Movie At Cannes Film Festival
Plan B, the British musician and actor, has unveiled his directorial debut 'iLL Manors' at the Cannes Film Festival. The "brutal and graphic" film revolves around crime and its consequences, with particular focus on London's gang culture, reports Itn.
Plan B, real name Ben Drew, said he wanted to make an "important" movie, explaining, "My music is always coming from a place, and this film came from a place where I want to talk about these issues because I feel that, no matter how negative they are, if we address them, talk about them, we can somehow learn from them". Although the musician conceded that 'iLL Manors' offers no solution to the spate of gang related problems in London, he suggested it would at least raise awareness to the subject matter. The title of the movie is the same as a single released by Plan B in March, about the 2011 London riots and their consequences. Earlier this week, the musician spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about the frosty reception he received on the set while shooting the flick, saying, "When I started, the crew were mostly like, 'What the f*** is this pop star doing making a film? I had told them beforehand that I'd never done a film before and made that clear and they all said, 'Oh, we'll look after you, we're here to help', and then the first day of the shoot I got that (attitude)".
Though first emerging as a hip hop artist, Plan B scored huge success with his more pop and R&B oriented album 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks' in 2010.