last week on a new independent film, "20 Funerals." The movie, which
will feature cameo appearances by Outkast’s extended family Killer Mike, Big
Gipp and Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, is a crime drama.
The movie is based
on four police officers, who take the law into their own hands after a fellow
officer is murdered and embark on a journey to purge Atlanta of crime.
The movie features
a local cast and is directed by Anghus Houvouras, who also directed "Fearsome."
Swirl Films is
also the company that produced Big Boi’s DVD, "Big Boi’s Boom Boom Room,"
which is in stores now.
In related Outkast
news, in a recent interview, Andre revealed that hip-hop music no longer stimulates
him and that he would not be touring to support their upcoming set, Speakerboxx/The
"I don’t feel
the music the same way I did when I first got into hip-hop, loving it, loving
writing lyrics and studying other people’s lyrics," Andre told The New
York Times. "Back then all I would think about was beats and rhymes."
Andre moved from
Atlanta to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and has taken up the clarinet
and saxophone and is contemplating enrolling in a music school.
time I perform on stage, I see myself playing in a band," Andre continued.
"I want it to be a total departure from Outkast."
not to tour didn’t effect group member Big Boi’s ambitions to support the album
by hitting the road.
"If he decides
not to tour, it’s all good," Big Boi said. "He knows I’m going to
go on the road. Ain’t nothing better than the crowd’s reaction to new music."