Rise of the Footsoldier: Vengeance only in Cinemas 15th September
Fresh off his headline Wembley Stadium performance at Capital’s 2023 Summertime Ball, British rapper ArrDee makes his feature film acting debut in the latest instalment of the wildly popular Footsoldier franchise, Rise of the Footsoldier: Vengeance (18 Cert, 112mins), releasing wide in UK cinemas 15th September.
Since topping multiple international charts with 2021 single ‘Oliver Twist’, ArrDee is set to portray sweet-talking bartender Stevey, described as a striking pivotal role, joining a cast led by franchise mainstays Craig Fairbrass, Jamie Foreman and Josh Myers alongside newcomers Tara Fitzgerald, Sadie Frost and Ben Wilson.
Named by NME as “the UK’s next leading rap star”, the Brighton-born rapper who was the biggest breakthrough UK artist of last year, has regularly appeared on the UK Official Singles Top 100 Chart (scoring 5 UK Top 10’s)alongside playing Glastonbury 2022 as part of the lead-up to his debut international tour, amassing a variety of celebratory plaques from the British Phonographic Industry despite not having released an album yet. His latest single with Bugzy Malone ‘One Direction’ comes off the back of a busy tour schedule which has seen ArrDee tear down sets at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee, Park Life Festival for Aitch’s homecoming show.
Pat Tate (Craig Fairbrass, Cliffhanger) embarks on a rampage to avenge his loyal and trusted footsoldier’s violent death, venturing beyond his comfort zone of Essex into the dark side of 90s Soho to track down the villain responsible. Set to execute his revenge, Tate will stop at nothing even as the world around him starts to explode. Also starring Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake), George Russo (Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins), Ben Wilson (Wednesday), Stephen McCole (Vigil), Sadie Frost (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), Tara Fitzgerald (Legend), ArrDee, Josh Myers (Fighting With My Family), Emily Wyatt (The Last Heist), Geoff Bell (RocknRolla), Anthony Skordi (The Offer) and Phil Davis (Vera Drake). Rise of the Footsoldier: Vengeance is directed by Nick Nevern (Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins) from a screenplay by Andrew Loveday and Jason Maza.