According to Variety, Chi McBride has been tapped to star in You Are Going to Prison opposite Dax Shepard and Will Arnett, produced by Carsey-Werner Films and Strike Entertainment.

McBride will portray a powerful and musically talented inmate in a maximum-security prison in the tale of a career criminal and an entitled rich guy stuck together in a cell.

Principal photography is set to begin later this month at Joliet Prison near Chicago, with Bob Odenkirk directing a script by Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon and Michael Patrick Jann.

McBride, best known for his perf as the principal on "Boston Public," recently joined "House" for a five-episode arc. His upcoming features include Roll Bounce, Waiting and Annapolis.