Andre 3000 To Star Opposite Will Ferrell In ‘Semi-Pro’

Rapper Andre "3000"

Benjamin continues his foray into the world of film with a new basketball comedy

titled Semi-Pro. Benjamin

joins an all-star cast that includes Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson. Semi-Pro,

which is being produced by New Line Cinema, centers around a fictional 1970’s

American Basketball League Association (ABA) team, the Flint Michigan Tropics.

As the

owner/coach/player, Ferrell’s character Jackie Moon attempts to lead The Tropics

to the big time.Semi-Pro

is being directed by newcomer Kent Alterman and was written by Scot Armstrong,

who is credited with crafting some of Ferrell’s biggest hit movies, including

Old School, Starsky & Hutch and the upcoming sequel to Old School,

Old School Dos.Last

month, Benjamin debuted his new animated series Class of 3000 on The Cartoon

Network. The lighthearted cartoon focuses on a superstar music teacher’s relationship

with his students at a performing performing arts school in Atlanta. Semi-Pro

is slated for a theatrical release in 2008.Andre

3000 remains active in the rap world as well, as a guest artist on a remix to

Unk’s hit single "Walk It Out," which also features Jim Jones.

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