Be Cool: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Outkast's Andre 3000 is making his way to the big screen, joining MGM's Get Shorty sequel, Be Cool, along with Harvey Keitel for helmer F. Gary Gray.
Shooting starts today in Los Angeles. The duo will star alongside John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Danny DeVito, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Vince Vaughn, James Gandolfini, Cedric the Entertainer and Christina Milian in the Peter Steinfeld-penned project.
"Cool" centers on Chili Palmer, a loan shark-turned-feature film producer who gives up the movie business when he discovers a singer, Linda Moon (Milian), whom he wants to make famous. Andre 3000 will play the leader of a rap group called the Dub MDs, while Keitel will play a record promoter. The role for Andre 3000, who is fast becoming a hot commodity in the music-to-film crossover world, was tailored specifically for the hip-hop star, sources said.