Following the success
from his latest role in the film "Assault On Precinct 13," The Inc.
recording artist Ja Rule recently extended his endeavors in film by landing a
role in the big screen version of Donald Goines’ classic novel, "Whoreson"
and launched a film company in the interim.
Ja Rule, who has built his
acting resumé over the past years, teamed up with acclaimed director
Bill Duke to complete the urban-inspired film.
In Goines’ original
semi-autobiographical novel, the main character’s name was “Whoreson
Jones,” the son of a black prostitute and an unknown white male, struggling
to survive in Detroit.
By the age of 16, the main
character has become a cold blooded, ruthless pimp.
"If yall ever read
it, it’s a very intriguing novel," Ja Rule told AllHipHop.Com. "It’s
an in depth, street, hood, pimped out hustling story. It’s a real story that
people could get into.”
Fans of the original novel
frequently comment on Goines’ writing and have labeled Whoreson Jones
as the most interesting character in all of Goines’ novels.
“You may have a tear
jerker here, but that’s real life,” Rule said of the movie. “We
are trying to put something real slick together for yall."
Duke has produced or directed
such films as “Hoodlum” and “Deep Cover.”
Rule, who has appeared in
such movies as “Turn It Up," "The Fast and The Furious,”
"The Cookout,” “Shall We Dance" and "Assault On Precinct
13," recently launched a new film company, FocusVision.
will be Rule’s 11th movie appearance.