Hype Williams to Direct His Second Feature Film

Hype Williams to Direct His Second Feature Film

Thirteen years after "Belly," the video director heads his next project.

Published August 10, 2011

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.

(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Bing)

Written by Marcus Reeves


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