*Migos rapper Offset will make his film acting debut in the STXfilms feature “American Sole.”
Offset (born Kiari Cephus) joins stars Pete Davidson, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Camila Mendes in the drama, from writer/director Ian Edelman.
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The plot follows two twentysomethings (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.
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Offset will also curate and executive produce the sountrack for “American Sole.”
“This is my first feature film as an actor. After doing NCIS, I knew I wanted to do more acting. Landing this role in American Sole is dope,” the rapper said. “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.”
Said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group: “To have Offset joining our team is a dream scenario. 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.”
Kevin Hart is producing the pic through his production company HartBeat, along with Jake Stein of Scondo Productions and NBA All-Star Chris Paul through his Ohh Dip!!! banner, according to the report.