Untitled R&B drama: According to Variety, Dimension Films has set Usher Raymond (known by his first name only) to make his feature starring debut in an untitled drama being scripted by "American Dreams" showrunner Jonathan Prince.

Though it doesn't yet have a title, the film sounds like an R&B version of 8 Mile. Usher will play a kid from the streets who finds himself through his music.

The 25-year-old isn't the acting neophyte that Eminem was. He has played small roles in Dimension's The Faculty and Miramax's She's All That as well as Soul Food. Usher and Prince got together when the singer guest-starred as Marvin Gaye on American Dreams.