Written by Greg Lewis
On the latest episode of the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon, the “Coloring Book” rapper, Chance The Rapper, announced that he was in the works of creating a “hood” reboot of Home Alone.
Home Alone is a Christmas themed movie, a classic story that was filmed back in the 1990’s. Since then the film has received tons of Awards from the Golden Globes, American Comedy Awards and the British Comedy Awards.
“It’s a Chicago film, and since I was younger I was like, ‘What if there was a hood Home Alone—or Hood Alone if you will,” he told Fallon. “Just a little more realistic story about people trying to kick at the doors at the wrong house. And hilarity ensues, I can’t give you too many details.”
“It’s up for grabs if you want to get in on this project,” Chance added, offering a role to Fallon.
This Home Alone project isn’t the first film the rapper has indulged in, the musician had the opportunity to place his vocals in the latest Lion King movie. He also releasing a concert film, Magnificent Coloring World, later this year, which will be shown in AMC theaters.
“Basically, it’s four years old. It was a film that I shot right after I won the Grammys in 2017,” he told Fallon. “I came back to Chicago right after finishing up this tour, getting ready to go on another one, I just had this idea that I wanted to do this concert but specifically for film and it’d be shot like a movie and eventually put it out in theatres.”
“It came together in like three weeks a bunch of years back,” he said, “but I didn’t really know a lot about film at all or how to edit or anything. So about three weeks ago, I sent out for the film and brought it to the studio house and worked tirelessly on it with about 20 people and shot some new stuff.”