Untitled Usher film: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Having spent nine weeks atop the Billboard 200 with his current album, "Confessions," R&B artist Usher could next be testing his drawing power on the boxoffice charts.

MTV Films is set to produce a film, currently known as the untitled Usher project, built around the performer. Usher will star and executive produce. A soundtrack component of the deal is in negotiations.

Paramount Pictures is distributing.