The Lady of Rage, known for her work with Death Row Records, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, stars in the new trailer for the Tim Reid-directed Call Me Now: The Rise and Fall of Miss Cleo film, also featuring Shane Johnson, Farah Cocoa Brown, Daphne Cooks, Stevie Baggs, and Towanda Braxton.
In an Instagram post, Rage said, “My first leading role! It’s so much I could convey right now to the people who saw something in me that they believed in. When you believe in yourself, it’s one thing, but when others believe in your capabilities and talent, that’s another. I’ve always wanted people to see my range and not just typecast as the bully or tough girl. What most don’t know is that acting is my true passion.”
Call Me Now: The Rise and Fall of Miss Cleo chronicles the rise, fall, and re-invention of revered and reviled ’90s TV psychic Miss Cleo, who rose to fame in the mid-to-late 90s as a psychic phenomenon known for her catchphrase, “Call Me Now”.
“This film will tell the true story as it has never been told,” says Executive Producer, Jami McCoy-Lankford in a press release. “I also believe that when people view this film, they will have a new perspective of what happened, as well as a new perspective on Miss Cleo, herself,” says McCoy-Lankford.
The rapper, singer and actress is best known for her time as an artist with Death Row Records and collaborating with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on The Chronic, Doggystyle, and her Dr. Dre-produced hit single “Afro Puffs” from the soundtrack to the Above the Rim film.
As an actress, Rage has appeared in numerous films and televison roles including Street Connected (2023) A Christmas Prayer (2022) Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Next Friday (2000) and The Steve Harvey Show (1996).