According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tyrese has signed on to star in Waist Deep for Focus Features.

Tyrese plays an ex-convict who gets caught up in gang violence and turmoil after his car is hijacked with his son inside. He manages to outsmart the gang leaders with the help of a young woman. Vondie Curtis-Hall directs from his own script.

The film is shooting for an August start date in Los Angeles. Tyrese recently signed on to co-star in Four Brothers for Lorenzo di Bonaventura at Paramount Pictures. He also filmed Annapolis last year at the Walt Disney Co. His other credits include 2 Fast 2 Furious and Baby Boy.