Start of production of CRO – DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE

Berlin, 19th of May 2015 – today the production of CRO – DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE started: In his first feature film rap phenomenon CRO will be on screen with Til Schweiger. DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE is not a biopic but a mixture of reliaty, fiction and a lot of fantasy – and CRO in different versions will be the center of attention. Martin Schreier is directing and Arend Remmers makes his feature film debut as a screenwriter.

The three main actors are Peri Baumeister („Irre sind männlich“) as highly skilled film student Vanessa, Marc Benjamin („Vaterfreuden“) as genius comic-strip artist Ludwig and David Schütter („Wir sind jung. Wird sind stark“) as the cool heart-throb Dawid.

Til Schweiger is not only producing – the fans can look forward to his special appearance as an important supporting character.

The top-class cast also includes Sahin Eryilmaz, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Howard Carpendale, Emilia Schüle, Anja Kling, Tim Wilde, Oscar Ortega-Sanchez, Steven Gätjen, Anna Julia Kapfelsperger, Milton Welsch, Kasem Hoxha, Jeanette Hain, Bjarne Ingmar Mädel, Nikolaus Okonkwo and Rebecca Mir.

The shooting started with an elaborate party scene in the Adagio Club at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The film is produced until the 17th of July 2015 in 40 production days in Berlin-Brandenburg and Stuttgart. The film is produced by Til Schweiger’s company Mr. Brown Entertainment, Co-producers are Chimperator Films GmbH and Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany.

Warner Bros. Pictures Germany will release CRO – DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE in 2016 in Germany.

About the plot:
CRO asks fans and professionals to present their ideas about the planed feature film in an open pitch competition. Three completely different concepts convince CRO and his team: a documentary and a view behind the scenes of the most successful German rap artist, an animation film about CRO’s past and a film about CRO’s future. A crazy mixed up style which will change the lives of all involved people through the unforgettable film experience.



Since "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Mr. Brown Entertainment has proved time and again their ability to present commercial theatrical features offering attractive material and young talent. "GROSSSTADTKLEIN" continues this tradition of promoting projects of promising newcomers, with producers Til Schweiger and Tom Zickler mentoring the effort of writer and first-time director Tobias Wiemann.


Ole (Jacob Matschenz) lives in the northeastern corner of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. His life consists of motorbike races with his buddies (Kostja Ullmann, Pit Bukowski). Nothing would ever change, had not his grandfather Karl secured an internship for Ole in Berlin – without his grandson knowing it! Ole is supposed to stay with his cousin Rokko (Klaas Heufer-Umlauf). But Rokko ist not at all happy to welcome Ole because his dad Manni (Tobias Moretti) has been feuding the rest of the family for decades. But then Ole falls in love with the fresh and crazy Fritzi (Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen) when they are making out on the backseat of a stolen car. But soon the big city ride comes to an abrupt halt when the phone rings: Grandpa Karl is dead! Uncle Manni, Rokko, Fritzi and Ole go on the road to attend the funeral. Worlds collide when Ole realizes that a kiss in the country is not a declaration of love in the big city. Still events develop in an unexpected way: Cousin Rokko turns out to be real friend! With a load of buckshot in their behinds and love in their hearts they finally manage what Grandpa Karl always had wished for. But will Ole be able to win Fritzi's heart? A story about a chaotic family, real friendship and the first true love!


The talented newcomers in the cast are leading actors Jacob Matschenz and Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen, supported by Klaas-Heufer Umlauf, Kostja Ullmann and Pit Bukowski as well as the high-profile veterans Tobias Moretti and Markus Hering.


Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH, will release GROSSSTADTKLEIN on August 15, 2013.