The rapper has embraced numerous acting roles over the last few years, making his cinematic debut in semiautobiographical 2005 movie Get Rich or Die Tryin'. He also starred in 2008's Righteous Kill alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
He wrote the script for 2009 crime drama Before I Self Destruct, to tie in with his album of the same name -- and now his next writing project has been given the go-ahead, according to Variety.
The hip-hop star co-wrote Things Fall Apart, and now he's set for a starring role in the movie, about a college football player.
The movie will begin shooting in Michigan in May after the rapper completes his latest tour.
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