There isn't much that's funnier than seeing Bruce Willis show up in a documentary about hip-hop music, but without the actor's support, The Hip-Hop Project might not have been completed. Matt Rushkin's film, which screened earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, has finally been picked up for distribution by ThinkFilm. The doc follows Chris "Kharma Kazi" Rolle, a once-homeless teen who now runs a part of NYC's ArtStart that guides kids in their hip-hop pursuits and puts them through a group-therapy type program along the way. Willis' part came in the form of donating a recording studio to the project, and also as an executive producer on the film.

ThinkFilm will distribute the powerful doc in the spring of next year. You can read my review of The Hip-Hop Project here.