It was announced today that St. Martin’s Press bought the world rights to Nick Cannon’s upcoming novel ‘King of the Dancehall.’ King of the Dancehall is based on the upcoming movie starring, written, and directed by Nick. Dancehall is a coming of age story of Tarzan Brixton (Cannon); a product of the harsh and merciless Brooklyn projects. After being released from a 5 year prison sentence for an armed robbery gone sideways, he makes a vow to his dying mother to change his ways. With his mother’s medical bills piling up, the temptation of the criminal life becomes too real once again. His solution is to escape the rough streets of New York for the equally ruthless beaches of Kingston, Jamaica. He soon creates a drug running empire while falling in love with a beautiful Jamaican woman named Maya. It’s through Maya that Tarzan becomes captivated by the music, dance, and lifestyle of Jamaican Dancehall culture which ultimately lifts him towards the path of righteousness. The deal was brokered by Monique Patterson (St. Martin’s Press) and Doug Johnson (ICM Partners). The book will be released on January 31, 2017.