Chingy Makes Acting Debut In 'The System Within'

Rapper Chingy

will make his acting debut in the film The System Within, a new film

that includes veteran actor Hawthorne James and Bryce Wilson.

The movie was written

by and stars Tariq Alexander as Tony "Wise" Good, an internationally

known model from the inner city who falls from grace and lands in the prison


Hawthorne James

has starred in such films as The Five Heartbeats, City Of Angels and others,

while Bryce Wilson is a two-time Grammy Award winner and former member of the

Grammy Award winning group Groove Theory.

In 2003, producers

of the movie auditioned thousands of unknown actors to be cast in the movie.

According to Alexander, the concept of the film was to combine the skills of

working professionals with newcomers.

Chingy stars as

"Nick" and Taimak, star of the 80's cult classic The Last Dragon,

makes an appearance in the film as well.

“We want to

make stars and we want to do projects that mean something," Alexander said

of his involvement in the film. "There is enough buffoonery. I can’t

do that.” The film premieres at the Atlanta regal Theater on March 2 at

6 pm EST.