Additionally, rapper Future has come on board as a producer. starred Ron O'Neal as Youngblood Priest, a cocaine dealer trying to get out of the business, and centers on him securing one last deal before getting out.
It resulted in two sequels, soundtrack, written and produced by Curtis Mayfield, was even more successful than the film, outgrossing its movie counterpart.
The Nigerian dating scams target the lonely and vulnerable.
The most common comment of victims who think they have found the love of their life is "I can't believe I was so stupid!
All of this has made for a remarkable career for the 50-year-old actor who got his start in show business as a dancer and choreographer.
Asked how he made the transition into serious roles, Williams pointed at the scar that starts on his forehead and travels down across his nose, the product of a barroom fight on his 25th birthday.
" From internet cafes all over west African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal etc scammers are zeroing in on their prey - singles looking for love online. The Nigerians call them 'maghas' which is slang for gullible white people.
Rapper 21 Savage is also in talks to join the film in some capacity. Shore, the son of the original film’s producer Sig Shore, will be an executive producer with Matthew Hirsch, Hal Sadoff and Aaron Ausch. The original film, which was directed by Gordon Parks, Jr.
The scammers start by stealing a photo from an internet site.
They prefer to use images of white people capitalising on stereotypes and perceptions.
“The toughest part about shooting ‘The Night Of’ for me was putting myself in the state of mind that one has to be in when they realize they are trapped behind those prison walls for the rest of their life,” Williams said.
“And then the horror I felt when I got a glimpse into what the world must have been like for my nephew, who I based the character on.” His nephew, he said, has been in jail since the age of 18, and “all of that kind of came crashing down on me” when he began working on “The Night Of.” The character’s drug use also brought back Williams’ own drug use in the aftermath of “The Wire.” “It picked at some old wounds,” he admitted.