Watch the trailer for Netflix's Pharrell Williams-produced hip hop biopic

I personally didn't get to see the movie at Sundance, but the trailer makes it look like another strong offering from Netflix with a strong cast around Adams, including Oscar victor Mahershala Ali (Moonlight).

Life is A Battle: Roxanne Roxanne debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival where Chante Adams, who stars as Shante, won the 2017 Sundance Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance.

Roxanne Roxanne premieres March 23 on Netflix.

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The Michael Larnell-directed film's trailer features the eye-opening realities Shante was forced to deal with as a young aspiring artist thrust into the spotlight. Executive producers are Michael Y. Chow, Michael Shen and Roxanne Shanté herself.

Life is A Battle: Roxanne Roxanne features Academy Award victor Mahershala Ali from Moonlight, and Nia Long.

Produced by Pharrell and Forest Whitaker, Roxanne Roxanne tells the story of Roxanne Shanté, depicting her early years as a teen in Queens and her rise to prominence. Born Lolita Shanté Gooden, the hip-hop pioneer raised from the Queensbridge Projects made the announcement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, posting the trailer and caption "PLZBELIEVEIT".



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