Untitled Andre 3000 starrer: According to The Hollywood Reporter, OutKast's Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000, has pacted with Element Films to topline an untitled feature for the company, with Emmy-winning TV helmer Paris Barclay in talks to direct, Element said Sunday.

Dubbed the untitled Andre Benjamin project, Element is gearing up for a September start in New Orleans.

Set in the mid-1970s, the project follows the story of an upper-middle-class musical prodigy named Valentine (Benjamin) and a lower-class free-spirited woman named Chevon, whose families are opposed to their interracial relationship. Problems arise when an accidental shooting caused by Chevon's police officer brother is blamed on Valentine.

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