Mos Def Finishes Up Carmen Jones


Def recently finished

up the shooting for Carmen: A Hip-Hopera in Los Angeles. Also

appearing in the film is ultra-sexy Destiny's Child leader, Beyoncé

Knowles. Beyoncé has the main role and stars opposite of

Mekhi Phifer. Mos Def plays the villain in the movie.

The movie is based

on a 19th century opera by George Bizet. The movie centers around

a romance between a woman who works in a cigarette factory and

a solider from the Spanish army. The play was ultimately updated

and turned into the 1954 film, Carmen Jones, which starred Harry

Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge.

The movie is narrated

by Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri and Lil Bow Wow also have small

roles in the movie, which was directed by Robert Townsend (The

5 Heartbeats, Hollywood Shuffle, B.A.P.S).

Former Source employee,

Mike Elliot produced the movie. He left The Source after the now

infamous Source Awards incident.