Directed by Sam de Jong, Prince follows the shy, 17-year-old Ayoub on his journey into manhood while vying for the approval and love of local bombshell Laura. Ayoub gets caught up with the wrong crowd and with one of the most notorious gangsters in the area: the Lamborghini-driving Kalpa (played by rapper Freddy Tratlehner, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig). Ayoub has to make a choice that will change his life for good: will he choose love? Or will he choose a path that leads into the criminal underworld where he can be crowned the neighborhood kingpin?
Prince is the latest feature from Vice’s burgeoning film pipeline, including Sundance Award Winning Fishing Without Nets and Gotham Award Winning A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.
Vice recently announced it was teaming up with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures to produce Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch. Ellison will produce alongside Vice’s Danny Gabai and Sina Sayyah. Annapurna’s Sammy Scher will oversee the day-to-day development and production, and Vice’s Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti will exec produce.