Chance the Rapper fans didn't have to wait long for his horror movie "Slice" to be made available on home video after its theatrical release. This movie is Chance's debut as an actor and it had a one-night-only theatrical release in select U.S. cities on Sept. 10. It was released on digital services the following day. There's no word yet on when the A24 Films-distributed movie will be out on Blu-ray or DVD.
"Slice" is about an outlaw who was framed for a killing spree of pizza delivery boys. In "Slice," Chance the Rapper (credited under the name Chance Bennett) plays Dax Lycander, a werewolf and former Chinese food delivery person who tries to get to the bottom of the mystery. "Slice" is Vesely's feature-film debut. He has previously directed music videos for Chance the Rapper ("Sunday Candy," "Angels") and other artists, such as Kids These Days, Marrow, and Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment. Vesely has a cameo in the film as doomed pizza delivery guy Sean Hammerschmidt.
Chance the Rapper, Vesley and "Slice" co-stars Zazie Beetz, Paul Scheer and Rae Grae attended the movie's premiere at the ArcLght in Chicago, Chance the Rapper's hometown. They did a post-premiere Q&A which was shown at the other one-night-only screenings nationwide. The movie's cast also includes Hannibal Buress, Joe Keery, Lakin Valdez and Will Brill.
"Slice" has gotten mostly positive reviews from critics. The Chicago Tribune noted that the film "didn’t try to disguise itself as anything but independent, with a limited budget and a whole lot of DIY spirit" and was "not shying away from camp where camp was due." The Chicago Sun-Times described "Slice" as an "entertainingly campy, old-school, drive-in-style movie."
According to the Chicago Tribune, during the post-premiere Q&A, Chance the Rapper had this to say of any future plans to do more movies: "Just being honest, I don’t like shooting movies. I hate being on set and sitting in trailers,” although he praised Vesely for having a vision for "Slice" that was “so tangible.”
As previously reported, Chance the Rapper is headlining Spotify's RapCaviar Live concert taking place Sept. 29 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. He's also set to perform at the 2018 BBC Radio 1Xtra Live concert in London on Sept. 22.