Younger viewers may know Larenz Tate from his role as crooked Councilman Tate in “Power,” but older heads became Tate fans watching his stellar performances in ’90s-era films such as: “Menace II Society,” “Dead Presidents” and “Love Jones.”
No matter where you know him from, Tate’s leading performance in the dark comedy “Business Ethics,” will not disappoint. “Business Ethics” follows the story of Zachery Cranston (Tate), an ambitious and unethical financial tycoon who will stop at nothing to climb the ladder of success. Fresh out of business school, Cranston seems to have all necessities to succeed in the finance world. But Cranston’s ambition, to a fault, finds him lured in by a dramatic new idea for a fund that may not be so legal.
“To see a Black man in this world dominated by White males was something I thought would be kind of cool. And these types of scripts don’t typically come across my desk,” Tate told Showbiz Cheat Sheet.
Originally, the role was meant for a White actor, but Tate loved Cranston’s journey and wanted to tackle the part. The film is an independent project created in partnership with TateMen Entertainment, a production company owned by Larenz and his brothers, Lahmard Tate and Larron Tate.
With Hollywood theater schedules so unpredictable, Tate and his team decided to release the film in the streaming market. “It’s too good to hold!” he said.
Check “Business Ethics” out on Oct. 23 via Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, or Google Play.
If you enjoy this, Tatemen’s other recent films include: “Back To The Goode Life” airing on Showtime, and “Deuces” streaming on Netflix. Their hit audio series “Bronzeville” is available on iTunes and has had over 20 million downloads.