Redman Signs On To Star In 5th "Chucky" Horror Movie

Rapper Redman continues

to boost his acting resume and has signed on to star in "Seed of Chucky,"

the fifth installment of the "Chucky" horror series.

The latest installment

started production March 15 in Romania. Redman will star as himself in the film,

which centers around the character Glen, the orphan doll offspring of Chucky

and his bride Tiffany.

The movie is directed

by Don Mancini and being produced by Focus Features, which is owned by Vivendi/Universal,

the same company that owns the Island Def Jam Music group.

"We get a

kick out of Chucky, and we're not scared to admit it," Focus co-presidents

David Linde and James Schamus said. "Don Mancini has come up with a very

fresh take for the franchise, and this Halloween, new viewers and longtime Chucky

fans alike are in for bloody good fun."

The flick is scheduled

to open in theaters October 29.

In related news,

Redman and Method Man's untitled Fox sitcom is now in production in New Jersey.

Based off an idea

by Method Man, the sitcom focuses on two rappers who buy a house in suburban

New Jersey, only to have their wild parties interrupted when one of the rapper's

mother moves in.