Jadakiss Stars Opposite Duane Martin, Vivica Fox In "Ride Or Die"

Jadakiss will star

opposite Duane Martin and Vivica A. Fox in "Ride Or Die," a never-before-seen

movie that will debut on the Starz Encore Group cable channel.

"Ride Or Die,"

was Executive Produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and is described

as a "sophisticated hip-hop murder mystery."

The film centers

on a private investigator named Conrad McCrae (Duane Martin), who is investigating

the suicide of his rap superstar friend, Benjamin (Jadakiss). McCrae suspects

that Benjamin's death is a homicide and finds shocking details.

"Jada was

great to work with," costar Duane Martin told AllHipHop.com. "He was

the only rapper who didn't audition with the paper in his hand. He came prepared

which is more than half the battle in booking a movie. The world is his if he

wants it."

The movie also

marks the debut of Martin as a feature writer and producer.

Meagan Good and

Michael "Bear" Taliferro also star in the flick, which debuts January

16, 2004 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.