In order to prepare for his role as Blues legend
Robert Johnson, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs will do something he has never
"I’m going to work on a farm, learn about
sharecropping and picking cotton," Diddy told the New York Daily News.
"I swear to God. I’m doing cotton picking."
Production for the movie starts in September.
Johnson was labeled King of Delta Blues, in spite of recording only
29 songs prior to dying at the age of 27.
The film will be shot on location in Mississippi
and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, whose last work was the Holocaust drama, The
Combs has received critical acclaim following
his roles in the Monsters Ball with Halle Berry and the independent film
Made. He is said to be taking acting classes in hopes of perfecting his craft
and landing more roles.