Wesley Snipes and Tiffany Haddish are co-starring in and producing the new comedy film Back On the Strip.
The movie follows Merlin, a young man who moves to Las Vegas in hopes of becoming a magician after losing the woman of his dreams. “But when a costume malfunction reveals his physical ‘gifts,’ he is recruited to become the frontman of an infamous male revue group,” according to a press release on the film.
The ensemble cast includes JB Smoove (Spider-man – No Way Home, Curb Your Enthusiasm); Faizon Love (Couples Retreat, Elf); Bill Bellamy (Self Made, How to Be a Player); Gary Owen (Ride Along, Think Like a Man 1&2); Raigan Harris (Grown-ish); Piper Curda (American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules, Youth & Consequences); and Spence Moore II as Merlin (All American, HBO’s Who We Are).
Comedian Chris Spencer directs based on a script he co-wrote with Eric Daniel.
“We have assembled an amazing cast with the industry’s greatest comedic talent. It is a privilege to direct this film, one I co-wrote that has a cast of this caliber for my first feature film,” said Spencer.
In addition to Snipes and Haddish, producers include Elie Samaha, Missy Valdez, Geno Taylor and Daniel Diamond’s Luminosity Entertainment.
Luminosity Entertainment — led by producers Elie Samaha, Daniel Diamond, and Geno Taylor — finances, produces, and distributes feature films theatrically in the U.S. and handles foreign sales.
Snipes’ most recent movie was in this year’s Coming 2 America released on Amazon Prime Video. Haddish currently co-stars alongside Oscar Isaac in The Card Counter.
Filming has already wrapped in Las Vegas. No official release date has been announced for Back On the Strip.