Andre 3000 Snags Starring Role In New Film

Outkast member Andre 3000 will start production

and star in a movie tentatively titled the "Untitled Andre Benjamin Project,"

an effort with Element Films.

The rapper is currently negotiating with two-time

Emmy Award winning Director Paris Barclay, who is responsible for "NYPD

Blue" and "City of Angels."

The movie is set in the mid-1970’s and follows

the story of an upper-middle-class musical wizard named ‘Valentine’ (Benjamin)

and his lower-class friend ‘Chevron.’

Tension grows, as the families are opposed to

their interracial relationship as lovers. The plot takes a turn when an accidental

shooting by Chevron’s brother, who is a police officer is blamed on Valentine.

"This is a story that I have been passionate

about being a part of for a long time," Benjamin said via statement. "This

project is coming to life at a perfect time in my theatrical career."

The film will be executive produced by Element’s

CEO Sam Nazarian, while Element partners Adam Rosenfelt and Stavros Merjos will


Andre has been featured in several movies including

"Be Cool," the sequel to 198’s comedy "Get Shorty," "Hollywood

Homicide" and hopes to play guitar legend Jimmy Hendrix in an upcoming

Hughes Brothers film.

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