Rapper Da Brat will make her cinematic debut in the upcoming Mariah Carey film, "All That Glitters," a project scheduled to start shooting on July 24 in Toronto with director Vondie Curtis-Hall.
According to "The Hollywood Reporter," Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, has been cast in the role of "Louise," a friend of Carey's character, the lead role in the film.
"All That Glitters" is a rags-to-riches story loosely modeled on Carey's rise to the top of the pop scene. In the movie, a struggling young singer raised in several foster homes gets her big break after a DJ hears one of her demos (see "Delayed Mariah Carey Film To Head Into Production").
Brat's role in the film will reteam her with Carey, whom she opened for during the singer's North American tour in late March and early April (see "Mariah Taps Da Brat For Tour").
In related Da Brat
news, the rapper may have to take a few days off from the "Glitter" set next month to attend a plea and arraignment hearing at a Fulton County Superior Court.
A spokesperson for the Atlanta District Attorney's office told MTV News that a grand jury formally indicted Harris on June 16 on two felony counts of aggravated assault for her part in a barroom brawl back in March (see "Da Brat Arrested For Battery In Club Incident").
If convicted, Da Brat faces from one to 20 years in prison on each of the felony assault charges. Harris is next scheduled to be in court in mid-August, although the judge in the case has yet to set a date for the hearing.