Disney+ has released the trailer for the original film World’s Best , an all-new hip-hop musical comedy produced by Hamilton director Thomas Kail .
The film, co-written, co-produced by and starring Utkarsh Ambudkar ( Ghosts, Free Guy ), who also co-wrote the film’s original songs, and directed by radiation oncologist and now filmmaker Roshan Sethi ( 7 Days ), will debut on June 23 exclusively on the streaming platform.
In World’s Best, 12-year-old math genius Prem Patel (Magnus), in the midst of adolescence, discovers that his recently deceased father was a famous rapper and immediately sets out to pursue a career as a rap superstar. While his actions may seem reckless and represent the quickest way to losing everything, Prem, driven by a strong fantasy fueled by hip-hop music in which he imagines himself performing with his father (Ambudkar), is determined to find out if the hip-hop is really in his DNA. As his father always said, “the best in the world never stop”.
In addition to Ambudkar, the film stars newcomer Manny Magnus, Punam Patel, Jake Choi, Max Malas, Piper Wallace, Kayla Njeri, Dorian Giordano, Kathryn Greenwood, Christopher Jackson and Doug E. Fresh . World’s Best was written by Jamie King and Ambudkar, with original songs by Ambudkar and Charlie Wilder. Produced by Thomas Kail , who directed the Broadway hit Hamilton and produced and directed the 2020 film version, and Kate Sullivan , the film reunites Kail and Ambudkar who teamed up for the first time as director and band performer respectively of hip-hop improvisation Freestyle Love Supreme. Terry Gould and Ambudkarare the executive producers of the film.