Drake to release short film inspired by his album

RAPPER of the moment Drake is set to unveil a short film inspired by his album, Views.

The Canadian hip hop star teased fans about the movie — titled Please Forgive Me — on Instagram.

The film — due to be released today — features music “inspired by the album Views” and was scored by Drake’s long-time producer, Noah “40” Shebib.

Please Forgive Me was directed by Anthony Mandler, who was behind videos for Rihanna (Diamonds), Taylor Swift (22, I Knew You Were Trouble) and Selena Gomez (Come and Get It). Mandler also directed Lana Del Rey’s dreamy short film, Tropico.

Mandler has worked with Drake previously, including on his videos for Miss Me and Find Your Love.

Drake hasn’t yet announced what platform Please Forgive Me will be released on but given his commercial agreement with Apple Music, the film is expected to appear on Apple’s streaming service, a la Frank Ocean’s Endless.

So what so we know so far about Please Forgive Me?

Drake has teased the film’s plot and visual style in a series of Instagram posts, including one that features a close up of his bloodied face, another of DJ Popcaan, and Instagram duo Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjarta (who also appeared in the album art work for Views), wearing gold bling and carrying guns.

So will the rapper actually be in the short film? It seems likely since Drake appears in one of the stills he released on Instagram. Of course, it won’t be his first time acting — after all, he started as an actor in the TV series, Degrassi: The Next Generation.