Drake To Executive Produce Documentary On U.S. Military Veterans
Drake continues to step into the world of television and film as noted by an exclusive report by Deadline. According to the entertainment news site, the Toronto native will executive produce a documentary that follows the post-military lives of three immigrant U.S. soldiers.
The Ready for War film will debut on Showtime, tackling topics like PTSD, and how the country treats immigrant soldiers, focusing on the aftermath of them being deported to countries like Mexico. Each soldier featured in the film holds a green card but have either been deported to Mexico or detained by ICE. The doc was created by Nick Boak and Andrew Renzi. Ready for War will also focus on the different set of consequences that U.S-born and immigrant soldiers face for a crime.
In a report by NBC News, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) discussed his fight to protect U.S. soldiers who face deportation. The government personnel introduced a bill titled the Veterans Visa Protection Act and said, "The American people spoke loud and clear in November they wanted action on immigration and that includes fixing the shameful practice of deporting those who served in the armed forces. Protecting veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue."
This month, another Drake-produced program will hit the small screen. For HBO, Euphoria starring Zendaya Coleman will debut on June 16.