Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks also feature in the music video for the film’s track
The director and musician appears alongside Lil Wayne, Buju Banton, and Shabba Ranks, plus cameos from the movie’s stars, LaKeith Stanfield & RJ Cyler. Directed by Child, and filmed in Jamaica and Los Angeles, the video follows the trailer release for The Book of Clarence, which is scheduled to hit theaters on Jan. 12, 2024.
“The Book of Clarence is a film that I wanted to make for many years. While I was working on The Harder They Fall and all my other projects, the story and the music for The Book of Clarence was always there percolating in my mind,” said Samuel in a press release. “There was never a question as to whether I would compose the score and write and perform on the soundtrack, as well as write and direct the movie — it was all one amazing journey where one depended on the other. But I also worked with the most awesome artists on our track ‘Hallelujah Heaven.’ Collaborating with Lil’ Wayne, Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks was so dope, I loved getting them all on the same track.”
The film is billed as a story following “streetwise but struggling” Clarence (played by Stanfield) as he crosses paths with Jesus Christ and seeks to become a messiah himself.
Jay-Z (who also serves as a producer on the movie), Jorge Ben Jor, Kid Cudi, Adekunle Gold, Jorja Smith, and Yemi Alade are also set to feature in the soundtrack.