Master P thinks a couple of young guys who are huge online will be mainstream stars in no time … and his upcoming movie’s going to be the catalyst.
We broke the story in December — P was planning to cast some raw and unknown talent for the sequel to his 1998 movie, “I Got the Hook-Up,” and he tells us he’s stayed true to his word … by signing social media stars Fatboy and Piola.
P says Hollywood’s failed to recognize the power of social media and its big personalities, and believes by casting Fatboy and Piola — who have nearly 7 million followers on Instagram combined — he’s connecting with an untapped audience.
To put it bluntly, Master P tells us … “What we’re doing with ‘I Got the Hook-Up 2’ is genius.”
He’s got high hopes for his new actors too … telling us they’re dynamic, natural talents with amazing chemistry because they’re both great friends. P says he’s going to add them to the mix with established actors in his sequel and let the sparks fly … and has no doubt it will work.
We’re told filming for ‘Hook-Up 2’ will begin later this year … so get ready for Hollywood’s next comedy tag team at a theater near you soon.