News: Lil Wayne Co-Signed By Forest Whitakaker In New Movie Role, "He's A Very Serious Guy" [Video]
Monday, Jun 8, 2009 1:20PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently spoke on his move towards acting in Hollywood films and gave an update on his upcoming movie Hurricane Season alongside Forest Whitaker.
Reflecting upon his on-screen time, Weezy also spoke on working with the Academy Award-winning actor.
"I just finished shooting a movie with Forest too," he said in an interview. "He's a very serious guy. I just spoke to him before he went out there, and he was like, 'You did good in the movie.' Then he goes out there and sings that. I'm like, 'Wow.' Everything was wonderful and just doing it in New Orleans, it being a true story and just contributing in any kind of way, it was great for me." (MTV)
The movie, which began filming last year, will co-star numerous actors.
Wayne will be joining notable actors including Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington and Taraji P. Henson. Aside from sharing screen with those thespians, Wayne will also team up with Bow Wow in film. He has been set to portray an high school student by the name of "Lamont" who is doubtful of what the new basketball team could achieve. (Ace Showbiz)
Furthermore, Hurricane Season will place emphasis on the post-effects of 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships. (IMDb)
Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith will also reportedly star as Katrina hero John Keller in the upcoming film The American Can.
Keller, the 6-foot-7 ex-Marine who rescued 244 of his neighbors at the American Can Company apartment complex in Mid-City and emerged as one of the memorable heroes of Hurricane Katrina, will be the subject of a feature film expected to star Will Smith as Keller. Overbrook executive Jeff Sommerville confirmed that Smith is likely to play the role and has also decided to co-produce the film. The writer and director of the project will be John Lee Hancock. (NOLA News)
Release dates for Hurricane Season and The American Can have not yet been announced.
Check out a snippet of Wayne's interview below: