The forthcoming Hollywood film “The Book of Clarence” will feature songs by two leading Nigerian musicians, Adekunle Gold and Yemi Alade. This information was shared by the artists on their separate social media accounts.
The movie’s director, Jeymes Samuel, also happens to be a musician. In line with the film’s rollout, he recently published “Hallelujah Heaven,” which is also part of the soundtrack for “The Book of Clarence,” and it features Lil Wayne, Buju Banton, and Shabba Ranks.
New songs by Kid Cudi, Jorja Smith, Jorge Ben Jor, Kid Cudi, and Jay-Z—who also serves as the film’s producer—will also be included in the upcoming motion picture. Sony Pictures describes the movie as a “bold new take on the timeless Hollywood-era Biblical epic.”
The story of Clarence, the character played by LaKeith Stanfield, is that of a streetwise con man who tries to convince his loved ones he’s not a nobody by declaring himself to be the next Messiah. Interestingly, the film is set in the 29 A.D. version of Jerusalem.
In the end, Clarence ends up sacrificing everything to forge a new route to a heavenly life, a voyage that grants him knowledge, power, faith, and remission.
“The Book of Clarence,” which stars LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, RJ Cyler, Alfre Woodard, David Oyelowo, Teyana Taylor, Anna Diop, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Michael Ward, will premiere in theaters on January 12, 2024.