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Drake to executive produce documentary about U.S. military veterans

KC Orcutt

 // Jun 5, 2019

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While Drake has been making headlines for his impassioned courtside antics during the 2019 NBA Finals, the rapper and entrepreneur also has some news of his own to champion.

As reported by Deadline, Showtime has officially picked up a new feature documentary that Drake has executive produced.

The documentary, Ready for War, centers on U.S. veterans and Mexican drug cartels, and more specifically, what those who serve go through after completing their tours.

Per Deadline, the documentary "explores the issues of post-military service, including PTSD, drug abuse and crime convictions for combat veterans, as well as the larger ramifications for immigrant soldiers." The series also focuses on the differences regarding native-born U.S. and immigrant soldiers when it comes to being convicted of a crime.

According to reports, the project follows the stories of three deported green card holding soldiers throughout various stages in the process to get back home. Of the three subjects, one is in Tijuana fighting to come home to his family in America, another is in ICE detention facing deportation and the third is stuck in the trenches of a drug cartel in Ciudad Juarez.

In addition to Drizzy's hand in the project, Drake's manager, Future the Prince, also received an executive producer credit. The eOne and Cedar Park film was co-created by directors Andrew Renzi and Nick Boar. At the time of this report, Showtime has not yet announced a release date.

In related news, Drake is also reportedly busy at work at his next solo album, as well as has a collaboration with J. Cole up his sleeve. He also has teased a follow-up to his and Future's 2015 joint project, What A Time To Be Alive. Drake's latest release was 2018's Scorpion.

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