Andre Benjamin, OutKast’s Andre 3000, will make
his film debut with acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman in "Love Haters,"
set to be released in 2003 in association with Dre’s first solo project in March.
Incidentally, the title track is "Love Hater."
Dre’s character "Valentine" falls in love with a lower-class Caucasian
girl and they encounter problems with both families opposing their relationship
along the way. The girl’s brother causes a deadly shooting and this causes the
couple to run.
Morgan Freeman, who co-stars with Dre says this
is the type of movie he’s been hoping to make for a long time. Freeman told
the Hollywood Reporter, "I’ve been planning on making a film in the vein
of ‘Badlands,’ ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and ‘Midnight Cowboy’ for years, a character-driven
adventure that feels as if it were actually made in the ’70s. I’m extremely
excited to work with [Dre 3000], whose message behind his solo single ‘Love
Hater’ is the same as my vision of the film’s message. Both are asking the same
questions – questions we don’t understand regarding love and how it can hurt
us more than help."
In addition to Dre’s solo project, he is scheduled to provide the film with