Thirteen years after Belly, the video director heads his next project.
Hype Williams is looking to take his second shot at directing a feature film, helming the suspenseful drama Lust. Described as “Fatal Attraction in reverse,” the film is based on the story of a 30-year-old man married to an older Miami-based magazine publisher. The film’s screenplay was written by Basic Instinct writer Joe Eszterhas and is going into production with a $28 million budget.
Williams will shoot the film in New York and Miami. The video director’s first film, 1998’s Belly, starring rap luminaries DMX and Nas, has become a cult classic.
Williams is known for his pioneering work as a video director during the '90s where he worked with artists from Missy Elliott to the Notorious B.I.G. to Nas.
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