Def recently finished
up the shooting for Carmen: A Hip-Hopera in Los Angeles. Also
appearing in the film is ultra-sexy Destiny’s Child leader, Beyoncé
Knowles. Beyoncé has the main role and stars opposite of
Mekhi Phifer. Mos Def plays the villain in the movie.
The movie is based
on a 19th century opera by George Bizet. The movie centers around
a romance between a woman who works in a cigarette factory and
a solider from the Spanish army. The play was ultimately updated
and turned into the 1954 film, Carmen Jones, which starred Harry
Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge.
The movie is narrated
by Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri and Lil Bow Wow also have small
roles in the movie, which was directed by Robert Townsend (The
5 Heartbeats, Hollywood Shuffle, B.A.P.S).
Former Source employee,
Mike Elliot produced the movie. He left The Source after the now
infamous Source Awards incident.