Cash Money’s west coast connect, Glasses Malone, announced this week that he’s teamed up with director Max Albert, as well as famed music video director Benny Boom, for his first leap into film making with the upcoming drama, The Division.
The upcoming film, set to begin production in Los Angeles in January, will be directed by Albert, and based on a story written by both Glasses (Charles Penniman) and Malcolm M. Mays.
The film centers around an L.A.P.D. detective’s investigation of drug kingpin Glasses Malone’s Blu Division drug empire, in an attempt to halt the rapper’s control of the South Central L.A.’s drug trade.
In a press release, the film is described as follows:
In the film, L.A.P.D. Narcotics Detective Richard Lasaro tracks the elaborate business dealings orchestrated by rapper and drug kingpin, Glasses Malone. Under the command of an unforgiving police captain, with the fire power of a highly trained, but jaded S.W.A.T. team, Lasaro proceeds to organize the assaulting arrest of Malone, in the interest of finally shutting down Blu Division’s illicit operations that are centered in south central Los Angeles’ Watts district. Deeply rooted professional, and personal moral conflicts ensue for Detective Lasaro, as he is eventually faced point blank with the truth about Blu Division’s overwhelming influence and control in south central Los Angeles.
No word as to when the project is slated for release, but it’s planned to be released via the director’s Albert Mason Media company, in conjunction with Cash Money’s film company, while Malone serves as its executive producer.