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Netflix’s ‘Beats,’ Starring Anthony Anderson, Begins Production in Chicago

Global Road Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment-produced feature “Beats,” starring Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), has started production in Chicago, Netflix announced on Friday.

Chris Robinson is directing from an original screenplay by Miles Feldsott.

“Beats” is an urban coming of age drama where the paths of a young musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) with borderline agoraphobia, and a former music manager (Anthony Anderson) who fell from grace, collide on Chicago’s South Side, and the unlikely duo must come together to free each other from the demons of their past. “Beats” is the ultimate ode to Chicago and its hip hop scene, as it illustrates the beating pulse at the heart of the South Side.

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The “Beats” filmmakers went for authenticity over experience by casting newcomer Khalil Everage, a seventeen-year-old from Chicago’s very own South Side,

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