After announcing the project in a now-deleted Instagram post, Drake‘s new short film, Please Forgive Me, has finally arrived. The action-packed film, said to be inspired by Drake’s chart-topping 2016 album, Views, was initially scheduled to debut on Sept. 30th, but became available early this morning as an Apple Music exclusive.
Starring Drake in the lead role, the 23-minute Please Forgive Me also co-stars Popcaan, Fanny Neguesha, Soni Chidiebere and Kyla Reid. “A mix of Indecent Proposal, The Bourne Identity and Taken”, as one person close to the situation put it, the film includes seven songs from Views with original music from Noah “40” Shebib.
The film was directed by Anthony Mandler, the music video director behind Drake’s ‘Over‘, ‘Miss Me‘ and ‘Fancy‘ videos. Mandler co-wrote the script with Apple Music Head of Content Larry Jackson, who also produced the film and has been involved in many of Apple Music’s exclusive releases this year.
Please Forgive Me was filmed in a single week in Soweto township in Johannesburg, South Africa, this July and serves as only the second visual to emerge from the release of Views: outside of the music video for ‘Child’s Play‘. Whether you want to laugh or cry at Drake telling his girl to sleep with a stranger for $1 million, the scene of the girl wandering through the desert with a random cheetah or the twin snipers at the end, Drizzy’s latest visual is a sight to see. Drake’s last attempt at a short film was with the 15-minute long Jungle, which came last year in conjunction with If Youre Reading This Its Too Late.
Check out Please Forgive Me on Apple Music, and see the preview below: