Usher Lights-Up Another Film Role

Young R&B crooner Usher, who will make his film debut in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Williamson-directed movie, "The Faculty," is apparently enjoying his "moonlighting" career as a big screen actor, and has already lined-up another movie gig.

After wrapping up his opening slot on Janet Jackson's U.S. tour in October, Usher will star in the Babyface produced film "Light It Up," a drama about a group of students that take over their high school. "Light It Up" will also star Babyface's wife, Tracey Edmonds.

As we previously reported (see "Usher On 'The Bold And The Beautiful'") as a character named "Raymond" -- which is also Usher's surname, un-coincidentally enough.

The Velvet Rope tour, featuring Usher and Janet Jackson, will play the Sports Arena in San Diego on Friday night.