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Anthony Scaramucci Has A Hip-Hop Indie Film On His Resume

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The film, starring Gbenga Akinnagbe and Yaya DaCosta, is about thirtysomething former members of a promising rap group working through their struggles, regrets, and change right around the 2008 presidential election.

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On Friday, Big Words director Drumming shared his experience working with Scaramucci on the project on Facebook.

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Drumming said he wasn't sure of Scaramucci's intentions investing in the project, and had some "uncomfortable conversations" with him about it. But upon finishing the film, which was distributed by Ava DuVernay's ARRAY (then AFFRM), Scaramucci told Drumming that if he "ever made the money to pay [Scaramucci] back, that [he] should, instead, roll it back into [his] next film."

While Drumming and Scarmucci haven't collaborated on another feature, Scaramucci also co-produced Soul Food director George Tillman Jr.'s 2013 movie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, as well as Barry Levinson's upcoming HBO movie in which Al Pacino stars as Joe Paterno.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to DuVernay for further comments on her link to Scaramucci. Drumming declined to be interviewed about his working relationship with Scaramucci.

Marcus Jones is an entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Marcus Jones at marcus.jones@buzzfeed.com.

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