Offset slated to make his acting debut in the new drama ‘American Sole’
The Migos rapper, who was active in helping get out the vote in Atlanta this week, scores his first film role
Looks like Migos rapper Offset is about to add ‘actor’ to his resume, as it’s just been announced that he is set to make his big-screen debut in a new drama called American Sole.
On Friday, Deadline confirmed that a year after his wife Cardi B made her acting debut in the hit Jennifer Lopez film Hustlers, Offset (real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus) has signed on to make his acting debut in the new STXFilms drama.
Joining him on the project will be Saturday Night Live alum Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Camila Mendes. In addition to being on screen, the 28-year-old will be doing double duty by helping to curate the soundtrack and is reportedly contributing an original song as well.
According to the synopsis:
“The plot follows two twenty-somethings (Davidson and Jackson) with mountains of college debt who use the fast cash of after-market sneaker reselling to achieve their American dream. But when their startup runs out of cash and a shady investor is their only way out, the dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Offset will play a computer engineer who becomes critical to the storyline.”
“To have Offset joining our team is a dream scenario,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group said in a statement. “Offset’s character is important to the storyline and we couldn’t be more excited to have him working with us behind the scenes as he works with Ian and the team at STX to help us define the sound of this film. We could not be in better hands.”
“This is my first feature film as an actor,” the rapper explained in a statement of his own. “After doing NCIS, I knew I wanted to do more acting. Landing this role in American Sole is dope. Not only do I get to star in the movie, but I get to bring my skills to the table as the curator and executive producer for the soundtrack. I’m bringing my world to the big screen. I hope the world is ready.”
Kevin Hart is producing the movie through his production company HartBeat, with Jake Stein of Scondo Productions and NBA All-Star, (and first-time film producer) Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul.
As reported by theGrio, Offset helped get out the vote in Atlanta this week by making appearances around the city, although he ran afoul of a few officials. Georgia is one of the states considered essential to pulling out a Biden victory if he doesn’t win Pennsylvania. As per multiple reports, the state announced said today it will likely recount the votes tallied.
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