Ja-Rule and Ashanti are both working on film
careers. According to sources, Ja-Rule will star opposite Ving Rhames and Vanessa
Williams in the upcoming film, "Back In The Day," which Rule described
as an "urban story."
The 26 year-old rapper will also star opposite
Murder Inc. label mate Ashanti in a remake of the 1976 classic, "Sparkle,"
which starred Irene Cara.
will be released through Warner Brothers and will mark the directorial debut
of Murder Inc. CEO, Irv Gotti.
Ashanti will handle the chore of playing the
lead role that Cara played in the original, while Ja-Rule will play the role
of Stix, who was originally played by Miami Vice heart throb Phillip Michael
Ja-Rule's platinum selling Last Temptation
is currently number 10 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, while the duet single
"Mesmerized" with Ashanti checks in at number 5 on The Billboard Hot
100 singles chart.