(AllHipHop News) Ice-T is to take a lead role in independent horror film “Clinton Road.”
The hip-hop star, real name Tracy Marrow, may have risen to fame as an underground rapper in the 1980s, but since 2000 he has made his name as a TV actor, appearing as NYPD sergeant Odafin Tutuola on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
But for his next role, Ice-T will take a key part in director Steve Stanulis’ upcoming project, according to Variety.
“Clinton Road” is set to be focused on the real-life destination in Passaic County, New Jersey.
The road and surrounding land have been the subject of much notoriety due to urban legends of paranormal occurrences such as sightings of ghosts, strange creatures, and gatherings of witches, Satanists and the extremist organization, the Ku Klux Klan.
It has also been rumored that professional killers have disposed of bodies in the Clinton Road woods, with one recorded case reported in 1983.
However, the movie will tell of a group of bold teenagers who find themselves stranded on the roadside and end up facing up against a sadistic cult. It is understood that Ice-T will play a club owner who tries to dissuade the teenagers from venturing into the eerie place.
In addition to Ice-T, “Clinton Road” will also star “The Sopranos” actor Vincent Pastore. The film has a script from Derek Ross Mackay, with filming slated to kick off in August.
As well as his Law & Order commitments, Ice-T has a varied assortment of upcoming roles, including in Curtis Nichouls’ film “King Dog,” in which he is rumored to be playing Terrell Johnson. He is also attached to crime movie “Equal Standard.”