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Netflix have released the first trailer for Roxanne Roxanne, an upcoming biopic on the turbulent life of teen rap phenom Roxanne Shanté who rose to fame as part of the Juice Crew in the 1980s. Written and directed by Michael Larnell, the film stars Mahershala Ali and Nia Long with newcomer Chanté Adams taking the lead role as Roxanne. Ali, who plays Roxanne’s older and abusive boyfriend, called it “the toughest role of my life.”

Roxanne Roxanne premieres March 23 on Netflix.

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