Keke Palmer’s ‘Jungles’ Starts Filming in Los Angeles in June

Keke Palmer is heading to the City of Angels to shoot an Issa Rae-produced buddy comedy! The filming of TriStar Pictures’ ‘Jungles’ will start in Los Angeles in June. Lawrence Lamont is directing the movie with a screenplay by Syreeta Singleton. Palmer will star alongside singer SZA. The plot revolves around Dreux and her friend Alyssa, who face eviction from their home in the unsafe South LA neighborhood known as The Jungles.

Lamont previously directed four episodes of Max’s ‘Rap Sh!t,’ which delves into the journey of a female rap group striving to establish themselves in the competitive music industry, set against the backdrop of Miami. Apart from his television ventures, Lamont has also directed music videos for acclaimed artists such as Big Sean, TWENTY88, and J. Cole. Currently, the filmmaker is gearing up for the release of his upcoming directorial endeavor, an untitled Shawtane Bowen and Jerah Milligan series that follows a group of determined individuals who band together to form Harlem’s all-Black detective agency, aiming to unravel a series of unsolved petty crimes plaguing their community.

Palmer’s recent roles include Scorpio in ‘This Is Me… Now,’ an exploration of Jennifer Lopez’s romantic relationships from her perspective. She portrayed Emerald Haywood in Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope,’ in which ranch-owning siblings OJ and Emerald, tech salesman Angel Torres, and documentarian Antlers Holst seek to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object. In ‘Alice,’ the actress played the titular character, who embarks on a journey of self-discovery after escaping her secluded plantation in the antebellum South. Her upcoming projects include ‘Being Mortal,’ ‘Super Toys,’ and ‘The Backup.’

Solána Imani Rowe, professionally known as SZA, is an American singer-songwriter. She appeared in the show ‘Insecure,’ which follows the contemporary experiences and intimate challenges African-American women face. She is gearing up for the release of her third studio album, titled ‘Lana,’ which is scheduled to come out later this year. Her 2023 single “Kill Bill” earned the top spot in Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Screenwriter Syreeta Singleton was the showrunner of ‘Rap Sh!t.’ She was also involved in the writing of twenty episodes of ‘Insecure’ in various capacities. Her credits include Apple TV+’s animated series ‘Central Park.’

Los Angeles has recently served as the backdrop for projects like HBO’s ‘The Sympathizer’ and Apple TV+’s ‘Palm Royale.’

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