Erykah Badu And Mos Def Team Up In New Political Film Called “Maker Of Saints”

24
Sep

 

Erykah Badu is taking her artistry to the next level in the upcoming film adaptation of Thulani Davis’ novel “Maker of Saints.”

Fellow musician, Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) will also be featured in the project that focuses on political change in Washington, D.C.

Sounds about right for this election year…

Eurweb reports the summary of the film:

While the Democratic Convention is broadcast live from Denver, a brilliant young artist plunges to her death. Abusive relationships, media manipulation, and art world politics are experienced through the eyes and ears of a woman at her breaking point.

Suspicion arises when authorities rush to declare her death as a suicide, but her best friend isn’t settled with that notion.

Bird Kincaid can’t sleep, plagued by nightmares — vivid images of Alex Decauter falling seven stories — as grief transforms into obsession. She is jealous of her friend’s meteoric rise to fame and horrified by her intense relationship with a powerful and threatening art world insider, Frank Burton. The film opens the doors to the inner workings of a world rarely seen, a thriving culture backstage, behind the backdrop of DC power and politics.

Badu will star alongside Roger Guenveur Smith and Yasiin Bey (also known as Mos Def).

Stay Tuned.