Queen Latifah Starring In Two New Flicks

Queen Latifah

is executive producing and starring opposite Steve Martin in the comedy, "In

The Houze." The movie centers around a man (Martin) who meets a female

(Latifah) on the internet, who happens to be in prison. In a strange twist,

the female inmate escapes prison and proceeds to wreak havoc on Martin's life.

The movie is scheduled for a 2003 release.

Latifah is also starring in "Brown Sugar"

with Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. "Brown Sugar," described as an African-American

"When Harry Met Sally," focuses on a romance between an A&R executive

(Diggs) at a hip-hop record label and a magainze editor (Lathan) who are childhood

friends. Latifah plays Lathan's best friend.

Production on the movie started in 2001 in New

York City, but was post poned due to the 9/11 attacks. The filming has wrapped

and is scheduled to hit theaters in October 2002.