Fresh off his successful run in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, Michael Jai White has just lined up his next acting gig. According to Variety, the actor will star in the independent action drama Blood and Bone, which is being directed by Ben Ramsey.

The film is set to revolve around street fighting. Principle photography on the project began last week in Los Angeles. In other casting news, Vanessa Williams has come aboard Paramount Pictures NowhereLand. The cast is said to also include Eddie Murphy and Thomas Haden Church.

Lastly, Jordi Vilaso has nabbed a role in James Cotton's upcoming crime drama La Linea. He is set to play a homosexual drug lord opposite Ray Liotta. The film is to begin shooting later this month.