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Updates are ordered chronologically and sources/tweets are the the bottom of the OP
UPDATE III / IV
Kanye West & Cudi:
Kanye, Big Sean, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Mr. Hudson, D'banj, Cyhi the Prynce, 2 Chainz & Hit-Boy:
Hit-Boy & Pusha T
Pusha T, Mr. Hudson, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Cyhi with the Prince of Qatar
Set Photos and Random Info:
Filming is finished shooting at Education City
He is done shooting his part it seems, the "secret mission" is the film.
Since the film is debuting at the end of May, June could be release date for the album, as dp did say the film is coming first. dp is also legit. He's friends with Pusha and Cudi; runs Pusha's site, datnewcudi and Frank Ocean's site
For the GOOD album or the film?
This is the talent agency that they have been using. This comes from a news site based in Doha, Qatar (where Cruel Summer was filmed)
A local that spotted info below
This is info from an extra from a Doha news site. Link at bottom of OP
American rappers and songwriters Kanye West and Kid Cudi shot a music video in Qatar last night, witnesses, including a student who was an extra in the production, are saying.
“The whole thing was pretty top-secret,” the student, who asked to remain anonymous because he signed a non-disclosure agreement, said.
Production on the film started around 8pm and ran until 6am, the student said. During his four hours on the set, he said he donned a black suit and mingled with West, Cudi and several extras from a local modeling agency.
^^This is the talent agency is the one in the above Facebook post.^^
The film is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The festival starts May 16th and ends May 27th.
“He’s going all out,” says the source, who adds that West intends to “make a spectacle” for the jaded international crowd.
New info from the Hollywood Reporter. Source is under Assorted Articles below
“It’s going to be approximately 30 minutes long, in between a long form music video and short film,” a source told The Hollywood Reporter. It’s supposed to showcase the beauty of the region, a piece that’s culturally sensitive and embraces the customs and traditions of the region.”[/i]
Looks like it's a love story and has Mr. Hudson in it as well. Source is under Assorted Articles below
"The hip-hop star had his protege Big Sean travel all the way from Australia and singer Mr Hudson take a plane from London to shoot brief scenes in the desert.
... The movie, which is based around Romeo And Juliet..."
Theophilus London confirms film debut at Cannes
Somebody was able to snag a screen shot of his tweet before it was taken down
He will also be in attendance
Big Sean talks GOOD Music Film at 6:50
Film to be named Cruel Summer and to be viewed via the DONDA 7 screen viewing experience. It is also to be inspired by the GOOD Music Album, exactly like I expected
The 7 screen experience has been in development at DONDA since January
The film will star Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi) Aziz Ansari, Sarah A, Ali Sulimun, Celine Achrafie and Razane Jammal. Kanye will not act in the film, but he has written and directed the film, along with being a producer.
Click on the actor's picture to be taken to their IMDB page to see their filmography
There no pictures of Celine Achrafie, so I assume she is a local small scale actor with a small resume.
This is an official invite to the premiere.
The style of the invite is also in similar style of the GOOD Fridays II covers. This photo comes from Theophilus London's Instagram page.
This is a picture from earlier in the day of the crew setting up the 7 screens.
This is the finished set-up
Sound check with Mercy
Big Sean talks Cruel Summer and confirms that he is in the film.
"I can't wait to see it. I can't wait to see the story... how it all came out.
I was there while they were filming it though, and I'm a part of the movie, just a little here, a little there. But I'm excited to see it.
Shout-out to Kanye too for just being that guy to get into other fields and just do great. From his movie he did, 'Runaway,' to this, to movies he's gonna do and just being that person that showed me it's possible," Sean said with much admiration. "I'm sitting up in meetings with movie producers myself, like, 'Yeah, man,' because he showed me it was possible. He showed we can make movies and do all this stuff."
This update will be continually updated with red carpet pictures over time
Kim and Kanye arriving
Jay-Z & Cyhi the Prynce
Jay-Z & Shyne
Kanye & Shyne
Kid Cudi arriving
Kid Cudi & Kanye
Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, D'banj & Mike Dean
Teyana Taylor, D'banj & Big Sean
Hudson Mowhawke confirms new music. A track produced by him with Teyana Taylor singing
There will be a GOOD Music concert following the premiere with Kanye, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi and D'banj. The back of the invite to the film is also a invite to the concert at the Gotha Club. GOOD Music is the "surprise performance" on May 23rd.
Pics from the Premiere
Kanye gives a speech to the audience
Pics from the Film
Jay-Z and Kanye
Jay-Z, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
Theophilus London & Kid Cudi
After Party w/ Pusha
Cruel Summer will be taken to NYC and all over the world
Below is info from Logan Hill, a journalist from GQ Magazine and Elliot Wilson. The film also has a "booming soundtrack" which will likely contain new music.
It is the story of a Lamboghini car thief (Scott Mescudi) who falls for a beautiful Arabic girl (most likely Razane Jammal) whose father (most likely Ali Suliman) will let them marry if he can help her see.
It appears that new music is in fact in the movie and bass is big in the songs
Kanye also makes an appearance in the film.
This information is from the Hollywood Reporter. Link is under Assorted Articles below.
"The film is heavy on the use of music and sound, the seats often shaking from the bass. Several times during the under-30 minute clip, the audience would sway to the beat of the songs, which often feature music from West’s G.O.O.D. music album.
Along with directing, West also has a small part in the film."
Below is footage from the GOOD Music Concert.
No new music in there though. Only Teyana Taylor's "Make Your Move" and Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness Steve Aioki Remix"
Interview with Cast Members including Scott Mescudi, Razane Jammal and Ali Suliman
This is leaked snippet from the film. It is a piece of a Kid Cudi chorus/verse. It is unknown if this is a Kid Cudi solo song or a part of Cruel Summer. (Album)
New leaked snippet from Teyana Taylor
2 Chainz reflects on the filming of Cruel Summer
Cruel Summer (film) confirmed by Amazon to be packed in the deluxe edition of the album
Big Sean's Tweets
Theohphilus London's Tweet and Picture
Hudson Mowhawke Tweet
Sources for News
an artistic movie for an album full of bangers?
Future Amadeus Mozart
In the last train to Paris
an artistic movie for an album full of bangers?dope
dopeI don't think what OP is saying is true, for all we know Ye isn't even using his music for this film ....
an artistic movie for an album full of bangers?
Now how would you know that it is full of bangers
I just had a shorty, it's not that bad.
the middle east <<<<<<<<<
Now how would you know that it is full of bangersIt'll most likely be full of bangers tbh ....it's a compilation album
we're gonna skate to one song and one song only
an artistic movie for an album full of bangers?only Ye
It'll most likely be full of bangers tbh ....it's a compilation album
Nah doe, we'll see
Just close your eyes and enjoy the crash.
I Remain Chi Town
an artistic movie for an album full of bangers?what if it's not bangers and there are actually some good songs on the album?
OR, Teyana is just heading out to watch/be a part of the film
Teyana is just heading out to watch/be a part of the filmtbh
I don't think Mercy and Theraflu are the right kind of songs for Ye's films. I watch Runaway fairly often and every song on there is really deep. I can't see Ye putting his high art vibe to the line:
"Lamborghini Mercy, your chick, she so thirsty. I'm in that two seat Lambo with your girl, she tryna jerk me."
Not exactly the same level (lyrically) as the MBDTF songs in Runaway.