Too $hort, the legendary rapper, is making headlines not just for his musical prowess but also for venturing into the realm of filmmaking. His latest project, “Freaky Tales,” recently had its premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, and the details shared by Too $hort himself in an exclusive conversation with TMZ shed light on the movie’s unique narrative and the star-studded cast it boasts.
In an interview with TMZ Live on Monday, Too $hort shared insights into the making of “Freaky Tales,” describing it as an “anthology horror-movie-thriller-comedy” that intricately weaves together four interconnected stories set in 1987 Oakland.
The film not only pays homage to the city but also reflects Too $hort’s personal experiences growing up there in the eighties. What adds a layer of significance to the project is Too $hort’s role as an executive producer and narrator, emphasizing his emotional attachment to the storyline.
The A-list cast of “Freaky Tales” is turning heads, featuring Hollywood heavyweights such as Tom Hanks, Pedro Pascal, Normani, and the late Angus Cloud. The movie is directed by the accomplished duo of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, known for their work on the blockbuster “Captain Marvel.” Too $hort acknowledges the magnitude of having such a stellar team involved in the project, highlighting the collaborative effort that went into bringing this unique vision to the screen.
Beyond the glitz and glamour of the film premiere, Too $hort seized the opportunity to explore a different kind of thrill in Park City, UT. Embracing the snowy slopes for the first time, the 57-year-old artist demonstrated his adventurous spirit. However, as the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that the ski adventure had its share of unexpected twists and turns. While Too $hort initially navigated the slopes with enthusiasm, he found himself on a mountain challenging for a beginner, prompting a rescue mission by his ski instructor.
As “Freaky Tales” continues to generate buzz in the aftermath of its Sundance debut, fans eagerly await more details about the film’s release date and where they can catch this cinematic journey. Too $hort’s foray into filmmaking proves that his creative ventures know no bounds, marking a new chapter in his illustrious career.