T.I. burst onto the music scene back in 2006 with his hit song "What You Know," but that year also marked his acting debut in ATL, which was shot in and set in his hometown of Atlanta. While more hit albums and singles followed throughout the years, the rapper also started putting together a fine acting resume, with roles in American Gangster, Takers, Identity Thief and TV shows such as Boss and House of Lies. After appearing in two movies already this year, Get Hard and Entourage, T.I. joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a role in the highly-anticipated superhero movie, Ant-Man, arriving in theaters today, July 17.
The actor plays Dave, who, along with Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, Michael Peña's Luis and David Dastmalchian's Kurt, plan a heist that will change their lives forever. After successfully breaking into the home of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), they don't find the riches they expect, only a strange "suit" and helmet. Little did they know it was all part of Pym's plan, to pull off an even bigger and more elaborate heist, on a much larger scale.Read More
With production currently under way on Marvel's Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, new details have surfaced about the production from stars Michael Pena and actor/rapper T.I..
What do you think about these new details? Chime in with your thoughts below, and stay tuned for more on Ant-Man as production continues in Atlanta.Read More
Just a few days after the first set photos featuring Michael Douglas arrived from the Ant-Man set, we have another look at the actor in character as Hank Pym. We also have a new look at Atlanta rapper T.I., who is seen wearing a Pym maintenance uniform, possibly in disguise as he sends out a call to parties unknown.
Last month, actress Evangeline Lilly shared a photo from the set where she is pictured with both T.I. and David Dastmalchian, who she referred to as "The Crims." Since the photo was later taken down, many believe that both actors are playing villains in the Marvel Phase Three adventure. While we still don't know exactly who T.I. is playing, it appears that his character is wearing a Pym Technologies maintenance uniform, though he could be wearing that as a disguise to infiltrate the company.Read More
Ant-Man began filming in San Francisco last month, but has now moved to Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, where Evangeline Lilly decided to have a little fun, posting an image of herself with her costars, giving us our first look at David Dastmalchian and T.I. (aka Tip Harris). While the grainy black and white photo looks innocent enough, it must contain some sort of hidden clue or possible spoiler that Marvel doesn't want anyone to know about just yet. Shortly after posting the image, Marvel had it removed from Evangeline Lilly's personal Instagram account. Maybe because she identified the pair as 'crims'?
Evangeline Lilly stars as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym, in the adventure. David Dastmalchian and T.I.'s roles have not yet been disclosed. Maybe that's why the picture has disappeared. But through the magic of the Internet, nothing is ever truly gone. Check it out.Read More
In an example of life imitating art, rapper-turned-actor T.I. who plays a recently released from jail bank robber in the new film Takers, which he also produced, actually had to have filming for the movie scheduled around his own 2007 arrest for weapons possession charges. While the actor/rapper/producer's legal complications delayed the release of the film it will finally open in theaters on August 27th and boasts an all-star cast of actors including Paul Walker (Fast & Furious), Idris Elba (The Losers), Matt Dillon (Armored), Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), Michael Ealy (Miracle at St. Anna), Jay Hernandez (Quarantine), Chris Brown (Stomp the Yard), T.I. (American Gangster), and Zoe Saldana (Avatar). We recently had a chance to sit down and chat with several members of the cast including Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown and T.I. to discuss the new movie, it's excellent cast and other famous heist films. To watch our exclusive interviews click on the video clips below.
Takers takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals (Paul Walker, Idris Elba, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.Read More