Green Street director left jaded

Lexi Alexander pulls out of UK rap flick Life ’N’ Lyrics

Only last month Lexi Alexander was chatting with Total Film’s sister title, DVD Review, about the upcoming shoot for Life ‘N’ Lyrics, the story of a young London rapper who falls for a girl from a rival crowd in Birmingham. “We’ve got an amazing cast full of amazing young rappers,” Alexander said. “I think the script is great, I think it’s going to be wicked, I’m so excited.” But, unhappy with how little pre-production time there was, the German helmer has dropped out.

Meant to be a follow-up to Green Street, her widely-praised tale of football hooligans, Life ’n’ Lyrics would have afforded Alexander the opportunity of working with hot property actor/musician Ashley Walters, aka Asher D from So Solid Crew.  “I chose this over a lot of big budget films,” Lexi said, “and the list of people involved in this is endless.”

But don’t weep just yet. Alexander has already started work on a new job, returning to Los Angeles for the crime drama Labour Day, about a District Attorney whose wife is kidnapped during the biggest case of his life. “I am stepping into the evil world of studio films,” she says, “making a $40 million action film.”

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