LL Cool J To Star In New Film With Samuel L. Jackson

LL Cool J will star in "S.W.A.T.,"

a remake of the 1970's television series. The remake, which is being released

by Columbia Pictures, also stars Colin Farrell, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Rodriguez

and Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson was quoted recently as saying he would refuse

movies that starred rappers.

"S.W.A.T." centers around an arrested

crime lord, who is transported by an LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics Team,

which is led by Samuel L. Jackson's character out of the city and into federal

custody. The movie takes a twist when the crime lord offers $100 million dollars

to anyone that can free him.

In related news, LL Cool J recently penned a

"rap and read" children's book, "And the Winner Is ..."

The 32 page book/cd set seeks to give children age 4 to 10 years old lessons

about humility and good sportsmanship.

“I just think there’s room for something

that’s positive in hip hop," Cool J told CBS News. "Someone had

to have the courage and say, ‘I care about the kids.'”