November 25 [10:00 EDT] -- Sting is shooting another movie. According to "The Hollywood Reporter," the major movie house Paragon/Handmade Films has given the singer-turned-actor the lead role in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," described as a "contemporary gangster comedy."
The film, set in the London, England underworld, revolves around a card player who runs afoul of the underworld after being conned in a card game by a notorious veteran gangster.
Sting's best known previous roles include "Dune" and "The Bride." He stars alongside Jason Flemyng, most recently seen with Liv Tyler in "Stealing Beauty."
In other news from the "Reporter," former Guns n' Roses drummer Matt Sorum has landed a roll in an indie flick called "The Sound Man." The movie, which is now filming in Sante Fe, New Mexico, stars William Forsythe, Tamlyn Tomita, Wes Studi and Danny Trejo. It tells the story of the final days of a Hollywood sound man on the verge of a breakdown. No word on
what role Sorum plays.
This will be the drummer's first attempt at acting. His former bandmate, bassist Duff McKagan, recently starred in an episode of the TV show, "Sliders." Both Sorum and McKagan are reported to be out of Guns n' Roses.