Ice T To Star in R Xmas


T stars in a new flick directed by Abel Ferrara

(King Of New York), titled "R Xmas." The flick,

which was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival Thursday (May

10th), is a strange Christmas tale about drug dealers and

corrupt policemen.

Ice T plays

a racist gangster and also stars Drea de Matteo and Lillo

Brancato of the HBO Mafia series ``The Sopranos."

When asked

about the film's content, screenwriter Scott Pardo said ``If

we'd been doing a film about a law firm, we wouldn't have

had the characters saying 'fuck' all the time. We didn't make

this film for a puritanical audience.

The plot

centers around Drea de Matteo and Brancato, who play the parents

of a pampered and protected little girl in 1993 New York City.

On first appearances, they are a normal family, yet they run

a highly successful drug-dealing business, cutting their heroin

with pharmaceutical precision and allotting it to a team of

dealers who operate in New York's toughest neighborhoods.

Ice is currently

slated to start work on a new flick directed by Fred Williamson

titled "Deadly Rhapsody."