Bad pizza will bum anyone out, but there are worse things than being served a crappy pie, like ordering from a place built on top of a gateway to Hell. That's the cause of some very dark, demonic, and funny problems facing a small town in the first trailer for the new horror-comedy Slice, which stars Chance the Rapper in his big screen debut.
The latest from A24 is the "story of a ghost, a werewolf, and a pretty shitty pizza place," and it stars Chance and Zazie Beetz (of Atlanta and Deadpool 2 fame) as "two daring survivors" who "set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree" where a bunch of pizza delivery boys are killed. It also stars Stranger Things' Joe Keery, as well as Paul Scheer, Rae Gray, Hannibal Buress, and Rebecca Spence.
If you want your first feature film to stand out, taking a chance on a horror-comedy about an evil pizza parlor that feels like Ash Williams would eat at sounds delicious. But while this might be Chance the Rapper's first big screen movie, we already know he has some serious comedic acting chops from his stint as SNL host, which included him playing a fill-in sideline hockey reporter.
It's a lot warmer near a pizza oven or in Hell than on an ice rink, so at least in Slice (directed by Austin Vesely in his own feature film debut) he won't have to worry about being cold. Just ghosts, werewolves, demons, and under cooked tomato sauce.
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