The UPCOMING film executive produced by Shawn Carter stars LaKeith Stanfield as a wannabe Messiah inspired by Jesus.
‘The Book of Clarence’ Trailer Teases LaKeith Stanfield as Biblical-Era Everyman
Jay-Z hops on instagram to promote 'Book of Clarence' movie
Hov is back on Instagram, again. “The Book of Clarence,“ Jay-Z captioned the post below. “January 2024.”
The HIP HOP mogul who has long been one of the most prominent A-list holdouts on the service uploaded his first — and so far only — post on Tuesday (Aug. 29): the trailer for the Biblical epic The Book of Clarence.
The drama executive produced by Jay stars Atlanta‘s LaKeith Stanfield as Clarence, described as a Jerusalem native who is a “streetwise but down-on-his-luck” man struggling to make a better life for his family while trying to emerge from debt. “Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah and His apostles, [Clarence] risks everything to carve his own path to a divine life, and ultimately discovers that the redemptive power of belief may be his only way out.”
In recent interview with Vanity Fair, Jay-Z and Jeymes discussed details surrounding The Book of Clarence. In one part of their discussion, the billionaire rapper-entrepreneur reveals he's concerned about people focusing more on the religious aspect of the film instead of the story.
“My fear is that people don’t allow that arc to take place and are immediately judging,” Jay-Z said.
The Book of Clarence arrives in theaters Jan. 12, 2024