News: Bow Wow Keeps The Hollywood Cameras Rolling, Rapper Signs On For Tyler Perry Flick
Monday, Aug 9, 2010 10:30PM
Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has announced being the latest actor cast to play a role in Hollywood director Tyler Perry's upcoming film, Madea's Big Happy Family.
Breaking the news on his blog, Bow Wow posted details on the project's production.
Bow Wow and Loretta Devine, who are set to appear together in the Warner Bros. comedy, 'Lottery Ticket,' will team up again in Tyler Perry's next film, 'Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.' Perry will reprise his signature role as Madea Simmons in the film, adapted from his new stage play 'Madea's Happy Family,' which is currently on tour in the U.S. Also added to the film is current 'It' guy and Old Spice commercial pitchman Isaiah Mustafa. Devine and Bow Wow will play mother and son, while Mustafa is cast as the brother-in-law. (Bow Wow's Blog)
The project is expected to hit theaters next spring.
He landed the lead role in the upcoming comedyLottery Ticket (see video) and now is confirmed to star in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family. Movie centers on the life of Miss Shirley, a single mother, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. With the help of Madea, she assembles her grown children (one being Bow Wow) for one final reunion. Big Happy Family is set for an April 22, 2011 release date. (WoooHa)
With another new comedy called Lottery Ticket hitting theaters this month, Bow Wow's acting projects date back nearly a decade.
Over the years, Bow Wow's acting has picked up over the last few years. According to the Wikipedia, Bow Wow has starred in several Hollywood films, including Roll Bounce and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He has also made guest appearances on "Smallville" and "Ugly Betty." He joined the cast for HBO's fifth season of "Entourage" as Charlie an up and coming comedian and Eric Murphy's newest client. He will be in the upcoming movie Lottery Ticket with Ice Cube. (Examiner)
Aside from acting, Bow Wow recently talked about his obsession with Twitter.
"For me, you know, I'm an entertainer, I think I can get away with a lot, because I'm an actor too and I think a lot of people, they don't think that," Bow Wow explained in an interview. "They just think music first when they see me, which is understandable, but I'm also an actor, so sometimes I say things out of just acting mode...I don't care, I don't take it back. If I say it, I say it. It is what it is --'cause if it was hurting me, I would lose followers. I just gain like another hundred thousand, so I'm on my way to a million followers on Twitter right now. I'm at half a million right now and counting, so no, it hasn't hurt me yet." (BET)
Check out some past footage of Bow Wow below: