Be Cool: According to MTV, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will appear as himself in the upcoming film Be Cool, the sequel to 1995's Get Shorty.

He'll begin shooting next week at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where he'll appear as a spectator during a sporting event. The rest of Aerosmith will likely show up during a performance scene and may also be featured on the soundtrack. The 2002 book Get Shorty was written by Elmore Leonard, who included Aerosmith as characters in his story. Leonard met them after one of their shows in August 1997 and was so taken that he asked if he could write them into his book.

The 2002 book Be Cool was written by Elmore Leonard, who included Aerosmith as characters in his story. Leonard met them after one of their shows in August 1997 and was so taken that he asked if he could write them into his book.

In Get Shorty, the main character, Chili Palmer, was a mobster who traveled to Hollywood to collect on a debt and discovered the corruption and lunacy of the movie business. Be Cool details Palmer's experiences in the music business, in which he encounters a murder and has various run-ins with rockers, mobsters and a bodyguard who wants to be a singer.

Brian B.