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Music-Video Director Hype Williams Finally Making Another Feature Film

Hype.

Here's how long it's been since Hype Williams, onetime undisputed heavyweight champion of the rap music video, made Belly, his awesome-looking if not totally cohesive first feature film: the movie co-starred DMX. Well, Hype's now heading back to the big screen with Lust, a Basic Instinct–type thriller written by Joe Eszterhas, the guy who wrote Basic Instinct. The details of the plot aren't exactly clear, but there is a love triangle of some sort between a "young playboy," an older magazine publisher, and the older magazine publisher's spouse. Despite the decade-plus wait between projects, this is actually good timing for Hype: The recently imprisoned DMX is now free and ready to act. [Movieline]

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