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Kanye West pitches Sony on “immersive” feature length film

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    According to newly leaked emails between Sony executives and representatives for Kanye West, the Chicago MC is working on a feature length film involving “both cinematic and technological innovation.”

    In an email dated August 4th, 2014, West’s creative assistant Elon Rutberg pitched Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal on the project. “I supervise all of Kanye’s film and media projects, and we have a major film project coming up that involves both cinematic and technological innovation, so I naturally thought Sony and wanted to reach out,” wrote Rutberg. “We premiered a multi-screen cinema experience to great response at Cannes 2012, and are looking to take the storytelling to the next level with a feature length film, shot for an immersive cinema experience.”

    It’s unclear if the project relates to Kanye’s previously announced Yeezus concert film directed by Hype Williams.

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    (Read: Livin’ in a Movie: 7 Kanye West Cameos from Film and Television)

    A separate email from August 17th reveals Kanye will also have a role in director Jonathan Levine’s upcoming Christmas Eve film starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film’s producer James Weaver wrote an email to Rogen, his filmmaking partner Evan Goldberg, and Pascal saying, “We’ll have an XMAS tease for 2015. We have a specific idea to attach to The Interview that will crush. Seth, Joe, and [Anthony] Mackie reenacting the scene from Big on the floor piano at FAO Schwartz with Kanye West. It’s fucking awesome.”

    The emails were obtained by The Daily Beast as part of the latest round of leaks from the Sony hacking scandal. Another recently obtained email reveals Sony is also discussing a Destiny’s Child biopic.

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