Rapper Ice Spice Lands Role in Spike Lee’s ‘High and Low’ Remake

Rapper Ice Spike and filmmaker Spike Lee (Credit: Shutterstock)

Ice Spice will make her acting debut in Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of the film High and Low.

The “Munch (Feelin’ U)” rapper has already reported to set and started filming, Variety reported Wednesday, April 10.

Ice Spice, 24, is known to fans for her hit singles “Munch (Feelin’ U),” “Princess Diana” with Nicki Minaj and “Barbie World” also with Nicki Minaj.

The rapper, born Isis Naija Gaston, has also collaborated with Pink Pantheress and Taylor Swift.

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After releasing a string of popular singles, Ice Spice was nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, including best new artist.

The Bronx native’s debut studio album Y2K is expected later this year.

She joins two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington in the cast of High and Low, which is described as a “reimagining” of a 1963 crime thriller by the same name from late Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.

The original film followed a shoe company exec who landed at the center of an extortion plot when his chauffeur’s son was kidnapped by mistake and held for ransom.

Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) and Ilfenesh Hadera (Godfather of Harlem) also have roles in the English-language remake, as previously reported.

Producers include Todd Black (The Equalizer films) for Escape Artists and Jason Michael Berman (Air) for Mandalay Pictures. In addition to directing, Lee will executive produce through his 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks.

High and Low will be released in theaters by A24 before it streams on Apple TV+.

The movie marks the fifth collaboration between Lee and Washington after Mo’ Better Blues (1990), Malcolm X (1992), He Got Game (1998), and Inside Man (2006).

Apple Original Films and A24 posted a photo of Washington and Lee on Wednesday to announce the film had officially started production.

The post included a caption celebrating the two stars’ decades of working together and include the caption: “No. 5 now in production.”