(AllHipHop News) Superstar Nicki Minaj is going from American Idol on the small screen to The Other Women on the silver screen. The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that the YMCMB performer is joining the cast of the revenge comedy directed by Nick Cassavetes (John Q, Alpha Dog). This will be Minaj’s first live action feature film role.
The film centers around Cameron Diaz as a married man’s (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) unsuspecting mistress. She decides to join forces with the cheater’s wife (Leslie Mann) to get back at the unfaithful husband. Kate Upton plays another side chick who takes part in the tit-for-tat too.
Nicki plays Diaz’s assistant. She previously lent her voice for 2012’s animated picture Ice Age: Continental Drift.
The Queens, New York native has revealed in the past that she has a serious interest in acting. She began performing in plays in grade school. She went on to participate in the drama program at the famous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Minaj is not leaving the music world completely. She has not started recording for her third album yet, but she told MTV that she has been reviewing tracks for the LP.
“I’m getting beats as we speak, I just haven’t started writing as of yet, but [the music’s] my biggest priority obviously,” said Nicki.
The Other Women will begin shooting in New York in late spring to early summer.