New York City’s biggest music venue, the Brooklyn Bowl, will host a film production of the song I Will Live Longer, which became an internet sensation in 2011 when it was performed at a hip-hop concert.
The film, which stars Will Smith and Chris Rock, will be produced by the Brooklyn-based company iSpotMedia, and it is slated to hit theaters in the spring of 2018.
The song, which is an homage to the late Bob Dylan’s iconic album The Times They Are a-Changin’, has a simple title that translates to “I Am You,” and was originally written by hip-hoppers the Roots.
In a promotional video, the Roots sang about the song while driving down the Brooklyn Bridge on the day of its release.
“We wanted to write a song for you that said, ‘I am your friend,'” Smith said.
“And we found a song that said that in the Brooklyn in a way that made sense for a lot of reasons, like that the song was a tribute to Bob Dylan.
Smith’s appearance at the Brooklyn show will mark the first time he’s been featured in a film, and the song will also serve as a rallying cry for the cause of a boycott by artists of the Trump administration.
On Thursday, a group of musicians and artists will march on Times Square to demand that the president rescind his executive order temporarily barring entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
At the moment, the U.S. is allowing in refugees and visitors from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Chad, as well as those with a valid visa, who are allowed to stay in the country.